Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Weisenberger pleads guilty

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

Former Madison County Judge Sentenced for Simple Assault

Jackson, Miss.- A former Madison County Judge was sentenced today for simple assault, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Former Madison County Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger, 58, of Madison, appeared before Senior Status Judge L. Breland Hilburn in Madison County Circuit Court, pleading guilty to misdemeanor simple assault. Weisenberger was accused of striking an individual in the head in an incident at the Canton Flea Market in 2014.

Judge Hilburn sentenced Weisenberger to serve six months in the custody of the Madison County Jail with six months suspended, followed by three months of supervised probation and three months of unsupervised probation.  Additionally, Weisenberger was ordered to pay a $500 fine, $500 to the Crime Victims Fund and serve 100 hours of community service at Our Daily Bread in Canton. He agreed to never seek public office or work in law enforcement again.

"Today's sentence represents the final chapter in a very unfortunate and unusual case," Attorney General Hood said.  "I want to thank Judge Hilburn's sentence and his order to the defendant to serve community service hours.  We also sincerely appreciated working with the victim and his family in their pursuit of justice."

Weisenberger was arrested in February 2015 following an indictment by a Madison County Grand Jury.  In April 2015, he was suspended from his position by the Mississippi Supreme Court. He later lost a re-election bid.

The case was investigated by Perry Tate and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander of the Attorney General's Public Integrity Division, following recusal by the Madison County District Attorney's Office.


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Anonymous said...

"We also sincerely appreciated working with the victim and his family in their pursuit of justice."

What a crap statement. Who wrote that?

Anonymous said...

Justice prevailed in this one. Never thought I say this but, good job Stan Alexander. Weisenberger was the Wicked Weil of the North...

Anonymous said...

not even a slap on the wrist, more like a pat on the wrist.

Anonymous said...

At least a lesson in humility perhaps.

Anonymous said...

It was passed time for him to no longer be involved in public service. He had been loose cannon for too long and had the I can do no wrong, cant touch me mentality.

8:27 said it best. Hopefully a lesson in humility.

Anonymous said...

Is he actually going to serve 6 months in jail or is that what has been suspended?

Anonymous said...

9:18 I too am confused. Is the 6 months the same six months that was suspended?

Wrist Slap said...

Look back at the date of his indictment and tell us how many payroll checks he continued to draw over the past months.

Since the press account mentions six suspended, if he were sentenced to serve six but they were not suspended, wouldn't the sentence read, "Twelve months with six suspended" instead of "six months to serve with six suspended"?

Anonymous said...

He was paid full salary for over a year without sitting on the bench and hearing a single case.

Anonymous said...

I bet a good whoppin hunk that money he inherited from the sale of the family place in Glukstadt is in Carson's pocket. You know it has cost him a pretty penny to get off this light.

Anonymous said...

article refers to him as a county judge. not really. he was a justice court judge and a very poor one at that. a LEO who WITH NO legal TRAINIng ,or for that matter, no formal education at all, and got himself elected to a good ole boy 'justice o peace' job. the article also failed to mention the victim in the matter , the guy he knocked the crap out of, was a mentally handicapped young man. just one more in the long long line of redneck , idiot, bozos who manage to become justice court judges. god must love these types, he makes so many of them.

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