Tennessee judge reprimanded for 2006 election contributions, claims

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Springfield judge has been reprimanded for actions during his 2006 re-election campaign.

The Tennessee Court of the Judiciary found that General Sessions Judge Burton D. Glover made false claims about his opponent and his own record and improperly accepted corporate contributions.

The complaint was filed Wednesday by his opponent, Judge Max Fagan, who Glover said in campaign literature was "habitually absent from court."

Glover also claimed he had reduced juvenile crime by 25 percent in his prior term.

The letter of reprimand also said Glover accepted one corporate contribution during his 2006 campaign and two for his 1998 campaign, which are not allowed under state law.

Glover returned those contributions.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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