North Carolina judge convicted of bribing FBI agent with ‘2 cases of beer’ to spy on his wife
A North Carolina judge may have been “up for whatever” when he tried to bribe an FBI agent with Bud Light beer in exchange for some “innocent” spying on his wife and her alleged friend, but a unanimous jury found him guilty.
Jurors unanimously agreed Friday that Superior Court Judge Arnold O Jones II was guilty of paying a bribe to a public official, promising and paying a gratuity to a public official, and corruptly attempting to influence an official proceeding.
The verdict wraps up a nearly year-long trial for Judge Jones. In October 2015, Jones reached out to an FBI Task Force Officer, asking him to use his connections to compel Verizon to provide copies of some text messages exchanged between two people. – READ MORE