A judge that helped
set the tone for the murder trial of rapper Corey “C-Murder” Miller
has been indicted on federal corruption charges, after he and another man allegedly
conspired with a bail bonds mogul and took more than $20,000 in bribes.
State Judge Alan
Green was indicted last week on seven federal counts that include racketeering
and mail fraud, in a probe of corruption at the Jefferson Parish courthouse.
Green and Louis Marcotte conspired together to raise the maximum amount a suspect
or their relatives paid in order to be released from jail.
Master P. has frequently
stated that his brother, who is accused of murdering a 16-year-old in a nightclub
shooting in 2002, never received a fair trial due to the ongoing corruption
in the court system.
system there is corrupt." Master P. told AllHipHop.com in June. “There
are so many witnesses that said C didn't do this. Look at what the D.A. has
done, clearing records and that kind of thing. Everyone assumed he was guilty
but people testified he didn't do it. Now he's sitting there incarcerated and
we believe he's innocent."
The younger Miller
was convicted of the murder in a controversial trial. He is facing a mandatory
first trial was scrapped, after it was learned that prosecutors withheld information
during the first trial and even expunged the criminal records of their witnesses,
in an attempt to bolster their credibility.
Ronald Bodenheimer, is serving a 46-month sentence for helping Marcotte and
for other crimes uncovered in a 5 ½ year government sting operation known
as Operation Wrinkled Robe.
Green is also under
investigation for reversing a judgment in favor of Kmart and awarding the victim
of a slip-and-fall accident more than $800,000, after he and several others
accused of the same crimes allegedly rigged the case.