AUSTIN (AP) — A Texas judge is facing new charges of scamming people out of thousands of dollars by promising to pay them if they help them get a permanent guardianship.
Court records show the 41-year-old judge in the Houston suburb of Garland has been charged with 10 counts of fraud and one count of wire fraud.
Court documents say he allegedly created fake social security numbers and forged documents to get people to sign a form for guardianship, which was a sham.
The court documents say the judge’s lawyers did not respond to a request for comment.
Garland is about 130 miles (209 kilometers) southwest of Austin.
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