Ouachita Court Coverup Update

Gamesmanship galore in the court: Attorney accuses Judge Carl Sharp of lying to Supreme Court

By Johnny Gunter

Monroe attorney Sedric Banks claimed in a motion filed last month in Fourth Judicial District Court that Judge Carl V. Sharp filed a false report with the Louisiana Supreme Court.

According to Banks’ Jan. 12 motion for a status conference, Sharp informed the Supreme Court he had no cases under advisement through the end of December. Banks said he filed his motion for recusal in October at which time it should have been under advisement by Sharp.

In a handwritten note on Banks’ Jan. 12 motion, he wrote he was “making a record as to why the court refuses to take any action to resolve plaintiff’s motion to recuse; why the court files false reports to La. Supreme Court.”

Judges are required to file a monthly report on all cases that have been under advisement for more than 30 days.

Sharp previously ran into trouble with the state Supreme Court in 2003. At that time, he was suspended for 60 days without pay. One of the reasons for his suspension was repeatedly filing false reports and not making timely decisions.

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One Response to “Ouachita Court Coverup Update”

  1. Benjamin Johnson Says:

    If we can not depend on our judges to be honest, who can we depend on to be honest. Let’s do the kangaroo hop.

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