Two Broward Economic Crimes prosecutors did what an army of Federal Agents and Federal Prosecutors could not do some twenty years ago when a jury today found former Judge Phil Davis guilty of nine felony counts including money laundering, fraud, organized scheme to defraud (which is a first degree felony last time we looked) and grand theft.
A shocked and sullen looking Davis was handcuffed and led away. Sentencing was set for January 8, 2010.
Davis will now spend his foreseeable future in a place once unimaginable for him- the same jail he sentenced countless defendants to, while taking bribes from attorneys and snorting cocaine in his chambers.
Here's reporter/Blogger Tim Elfrink's New Times post on the conviction.