NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled in favor of allowing a disgraced former judge to resume practicing law after having bar license suspended for three years due to an investigation that revealed she gave a political supporter preferable treatment in civil lawsuit.

Joan Benge was granted immediate reinstatement to the Louisiana Bar by the Louisiana Supreme Court (LSC) On Feb. 14.

One of a few officials caught up in the “Operation Wrinkled Robe” sting launched by federal officials that found improper relationships between judges and attorneys in the 24th Judicial District Court,

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