DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A married Wayne County Circuit Court jurist who bragged there was “no shame in [his] game” about a shirtless photo he sent to a married court deputy is being blasted by the judge who presided over his misconduct hearing.
In a report Sunday to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, retired Jackson County Judge Charles Nelson writes that “there is shame in” Wade McCree’s game.
The commission accuses the 56-year-old McCree of having an affair with Geniene La’Shay Mott who had a child-support case before him. The commission also says McCree falsely claimed Mott was stalking him.
The report concludes: “In final summary there is Shame in the McCree game: shame to the good name of McCree and shame brought upon the judiciary of the State of Michigan.”
Defense lawyer Brian Einhorn says he’s disappointed by some of Nelson’s conclusions.
This latest comes after Henry Ford physician Dr. David Jacobi testified last month that McCree suffers from “hypomania,” a mental condition that led to abnormal, overly confident public statements.
McCree has admitted to sending explicit texts to Mott from the bench and also to having sex with her in his judicial chambers. Documents show, in a message sent to Mott on June of last year, McCree stated, “Oh yeah, I text from the bench. After last nite, its all I can do not 2 **** off ‘under’ the bench:-).”
The commission will recommend to the Michigan Supreme Court if or how McCree should be punished. That could include firing.
McCree is the son of the late Wade Hampton McCree, Jr., notable as the first African-American appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the second African-American Solicitor General in the history of the U.S.
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