Galveston Judge DuPuy Pleads Guilty to Abuse of Office, Resigns

DuPuy plead guilty to abuse of office and perjury.  The judge was charged criminally after a local attorney filed a lawsuit seeking his removal from office.

The petition for removal accuses Dupuy of failing to obey an order from a state appeals court, abusing his authority by retaliating against attorneys and threatening the district clerk while attempting to interfere in his own divorce case. Dupuy was suspended by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct days after the indictments were handed down.