Former IA judge to be sentenced on federal charges
DAVENPORT (AP)--A former Scott County judge who pleaded guilty to federal charges of bank fraud, forgery and two counts of aggravated identity theft will be sentenced next month.
Authorities say the scheme by Kyle Williamson of Bettendorf spanned from November 2007 to January 2008 and involved him lying about filing a wrongful termination lawsuit and fraudulently obtaining loans.
Williamson resigned as an associate court judge in September.
He faces up to 44 years in prison and fines of up to $1.75 million. Sentencing has been delayed several times and is now scheduled for May 8.
Williamson also has pleaded guilty in state court to two counts of falsifying public documents while working as an attorney in private practice.
Sentencing in that case is scheduled for Thursday.
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