Judge linked to stripper gets 1 year probation

AP News
Posted: Nov 13, 2009 2:58 PM

A former Florida judge whose legal career ended amid accusations about his relationship with a stripper was sentenced to one year probation for bank fraud.

Thomas E. Stringer was sentenced Friday afternoon in federal court in Tampa.

Stringer resigned from the 2nd District Court of Appeal in February, months after a stripper came forward claiming he helped her hide from creditors by letting her put money into his bank accounts.

He pleaded guilty in August to using false information on a mortgage application for a home in Hawaii.

Stringer was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court last month.