Ex-judge Donald Thompson, busted for using penis pump during trials, has pension cut off
A former Oklahoma judge who served prison time for using a penis pump while he presided over trials will have his hefty pension yanked for good, a court decided on Tuesday.
Ex-judge Donald D. Thompson had filed two appeals to have his retirement payments reinstated after they were cut off following a 2006 conviction for indecent exposure and other felony charges, The Oklahoman reported.
Thompson was caught using the sex enhancement device under his robe while he served on the bench as a Cook County judge in 2004 and served 20 months in jail following his conviction.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously upheld Tuesday a lower court's decision that Thompson should lose his monthly $7,789 pension check because his pervy behavior violated his judicial oath.
"Court reporters observed the felonious exposure of Mr. Thompson's private parts, and testified to the fact during the criminal trial," Judge James Winchester said in the ruling, according to The Oklahoman.
"That trial resulted in conviction of felonies. Those felonies violated Mr. Thompson's oath of office," the judge said.
Thompson was a district judge in Creek County from 1982 to August 2004.
He will still receive retirement benefits from his stint as a state legislator from 1974 to 1980, the newspaper said.
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