A former Florida appeals court judge who resigned amid controversy over his financial and personal relationship with a stripper has pleaded guilty to bank fraud. Thomas E. Stringer appeared in Tampa federal court Thursday morning. He is expected to be sentenced in two to three months.
Fla. judge's career finished over ties to stripper
Former Fla. judge linked to stripper pleads guilty - The San Diego Union-Tribune
A former Florida judge whose esteemed legal career ended amid accusations about his relationship with a stripper was sentenced Friday to serve one year of probation for bank fraud. Subscribe Now. Sign In Now Interested in customizing your subscription with Law. Contact our Sales Professionals at or send an email to groupsales alm. Isn't conscientious planning, careful execution with Understand the true nature of Artificial Intelligence and how it can benefit your legal team by helping you improve productivity, reduce mountains of data, breeze through ediscovery, and better tackle compliance risks and eliminate false positives.
Former Fla. judge linked to stripper pleads guilty
The cops arrested Cates and his wife, year-old Lizmixell Batista and told the world about the great work of the Miami-Dade police force. He had an arsenal in his car and a lot of cash and a lot of unprescribed drugs like codeine. It also turns out that Cates had valid permits for all of the guns and police never submitted the alleged marijuana and codeine to labs for testing. Cates explained to the officers that he had gone to pick up his wife after a particularly good night working as a rhythmic clothes removal professional. The video also captured Batista saying that she planned to deposit the money in the bank because she had a cash-only job as a twerk technician.
Stringer spent more than three decades quietly building his legal career in Florida. He was the first black graduate of his law school. He worked his way onto an appeals court in the Tampa Bay area.