4 January 2019
Casey Moreland, 60, a Nashville judge, was sentenced to 44 months in prison. The court ordered Moreland to pay $18,000 in restitution to the Tennessee Recovery Foundation and a forfeiture of $13,500 for obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and stealing money from the Foundation which was receiving federal funds. He erased a lover’s court fines and fees in return for having sex with her. He tried to plant drugs on a former lover in an attempt to discredit her.
He got a drug court employee to lie about money they stole from clients. The employee was willing to testify Moreland had her destroy evidence. He used a burner phone registered in the name of “Raul Rodriguez” and communicated with someone who later became an FBI informant. One of the women involved with Moreland, Leigh Terry, later committed suicide.
He resigned from the General Sessions bench in 2017, after federal authorities arrested him on corruption charges. He was disbarred by order of the Tennessee Supreme Court.
He pleaded guilty to syphoning thousands of dollars away from a non-profit organisation he started to help recovering drug addicts. Moreland also pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe and intimidate a witness and to conspiring to impede federal investigations into his behaviour. News4 reported.