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The Curious Case Of Former Alabama Judge Herman Thomas

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Herman Thomas at the age of 29 years old was the youngest judge appointed to the District Court in Alabama in 1990. In the same year, Herman Thomas would later be the first Black judge to win an at large seat on the bench in what was described as a hotly contested election. In 1996, Judge Herman Thomas was nominated to become the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama by President Clinton but was not appointed to the office.

Judge Thomas has been recognized for his work with the community through intervention programs and award winning work with 100 Black Men-Greater Mobile, which is non-profit organization.

In 2006, two-white Circuit Judges made allegations that Judge Thomas was involved in a criminal drug enterprise using alleged drug dealers who appeared in his court to run the operation. The Judges would later give an interview to an Alabama paper alleging Judge Thomas owned a fleet of 17 luxury vehicles but like the previous allegations, Judge Thomas was investigated and all allegations were determined to be false.

Now Judge Thomas is being accused by the same Judges, according to his defense team, of having improper sexual relationships with fifth-teen inmates.

In 2009, Judge Thomas was indicted on 57 counts with charges ranging from ethics violations to kidnapping, extortion, sex abuse and sodomy.

There is also a question about whether Judge Thomas is being convicted before trial by the Alabama and national Media coverage of the case.

Join Scotty Reid, former Alabama Judge Herman Thomas and his attorney Attorney Bob "Cowboy" Clark will make their case of his innocence on One Black Man’s View at 10pm Est., 9:00pm Est. and 8:00 pm Pst.