More than 2,700 cases that needed to be assessed after the former judge in Ohio & # 39; turned out to be drunk and possibly involved in prostitution ring & # 39;
- Cases of retired judge William T. Marshall must be assessed for possible impropriety
- Marshall retired from the Common Pleas Court in Scioto County, Ohio last year
- He was faced with suspension to interfere with his daughter's quick ticket
- Now family in court claims that Marshall, 62, is an extreme alcoholic
- He has also been mentioned in investigations into a local prostitution ring
- Marshall denies any involvement in prostitution and sexual trade
More than 2,700 cases could be dealt with after a retired judge in southern Ohio was accused of serious alcoholism and involved in prostitution.
William T. Marshall, 62, retired last year as a Common Pleas Court judge in Scioto County, facing a suspension after an ethics board had determined that he had improperly interfered with his speeding ticket daughter.
Then earlier this year, Marshall & # 39; s mother and daughter asked for custody of the former judge, arguing that Marshall could no longer take care of itself because of advanced alcoholism, Cincinnati Inquirer reported.
In the filing, the family stated that Marshall was intoxicated for work as a judge and that his finances & # 39; in ruins & # 39; goods.
William T. Marshall, 62, retired last year as a Common Pleas Court judge in Scioto County. His cases are assessed after claims of alcoholism and possible involvement in prostitution
Marshall (right) is seen as approval by a trade union official. His family claims that he is a serious alcoholic and even drank while working as a judge
They argued that without a guardian over Marshall, the former judge & # 39; wants to go back to drinking and will continue his self-discussed death sentence. & # 39;
In March, Marshall was also mentioned in a long time Inquirer report on an alleged prostitution ring in Portsmouth, a small town in Ohio across the Ohio River from Kentucky.
The report examines the allegations in a sworn statement from the Drug Enforcement Agency that a Portsmouth lawyer has for years forced women into prostitution by telling them he can get mild sentences from befriended judges.
Lawyer Michael Mearan, 73, has not been charged with criminal charges and has repeatedly denied any claim that he was involved in prostitution or sexual trafficking.
But the 80-page statement claims that he is a fertile sex distributor who delivers drugs to his young, female customers in exchange for and as an incentive to participate in prostitution. & # 39;
Some women even said they were sent to New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Florida for paid sexual contacts.
The sworn statement also refers to a judge in Portsmouth & # 39; in conspiracy & # 39; with Mearan, claiming that Mearan provided the right women, according to information & # 39; obtained through numerous interviews, including interviews with former prostitutes & # 39 ;.
Defense lawyer Michael Mearan (center) was mentioned in a DEA statement that accused him of being a productive sex trader and claimed that he & # 39; in conspiracy & # 39; was with Marshall
Several women from the Enquirer interviewed identified the nameless judge as Marshall. Marshall denied any involvement in drugs or prostitution.
& # 39; Do you mean it? I would never do such a thing, & he said to the newspaper.
Now the Ohio Public Defender office is trying to make an effort to review all cases that have been followed by Marshall, including prison time or other court supervision.
With Marshall & # 39; s 16 years in the bank, that corresponds to an estimated 2,707 cases.
Ohio Public Defender Tim Young said there have been at least 1,200 cases since 2013, when Marshall was first hospitalized for alcoholism, according to court documents. The death penalty was not applied in any of those cases.
The prosecutor of Scioto County, Shane Tieman, told the Enquirer that he would be willing to assess individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
& # 39; But they will be very disappointed in this cost item & # 39 ;, Tieman said. & # 39; I don't think there will be as many as there are cases that have problems. Everything has been written down, recorded on video and on audio. & # 39;
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