U.S. District Judge Jack T. Camp Jr., of the Northern District of Georgia, is facing drug and firearms charges after the stripper he was effing became an informant.
She revealed that the judge was part of a clandestine ring and used cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs with her.
Judge Camp was arrested Friday night and arraigned Monday. He was released on a $50,000 bond.
Camp is charged with buying and possessing cocaine, marijuana and the narcotic pain reliever, Roxycodone.
The judge began purchasing his drugs from the exotic dancer (identified in FBI files as CI-1) at the Atlanta strip club, Goldrush Showbar. He purchased a private dance from her last spring and returned the next night for another dance and sex from her.
The two began discussing drugs and Camp paid her $40-$50 for some cocaine. They met several times after that to use drugs together that the judge purchased.
The criminal complaint stated:
"When Camp and CI-1 would use drugs together, they would ingest both the cocaine and the Roxycodone by snorting it through their noses and they would ingest the marijuana by smoking it.
In order to snort the Roxycodone, Camp and CI-1 would use a pill crusher to create a powdered form of the Roxycodone. In fact, Camp gave CI-1 a pill crusher for CI-1's use."
Authorities also found two illegal firearms found in his car, resulting in a weapons charge.
But Bill Morrison, the judge’s lead attorney, feels that these charges are a private breach of integrity rather than as a public one by a long-term public official.
“It’s not about Judge Camp being a judge. It is about Judge Camp being a husband and whether he has fulfilled those duties. This is not a case about judging… it is a case about judgment.”
The exotic dancer began cooperating with authorities and allowed her phone call to be recorded as long as she was not prosecuted for any crimes related to the case.
The 67-year-old judge is expected to take a leave of absence while the matter is investigated.