A former Alabama Social Security Administration Judge was sentenced to federal prison March 22 in sex case after pleading guilty to crimes that included having sex with a woman whose case was in court. The U.S. District Judge Virginia Hopkins sentenced Paul Stribling Conger Jr., 73, to 12 months and one day in Prison. The additional one day makes him eligible for an early release.
The convict is a former Tuscaloosa County Judge who was hearing cases as an administrative law Judge for Social Security Administration. At his sentencing, the former Judge said: “I’m awfully embarrassed to be standing in front of you today. I’m extremely mortified to be in this particular situation.”
Earlier on in the investigation, however, Conger did all he could to discredit T.M. and hide the crime. He called her “nuts as a fruit cake” and said everything she said should be “taken with a grain of salt.” He even hired someone to destroy her phone to hide all evidence, according to court documents.
Conger and his lawyers fought for house arrest, with Conger saying he wanted “to continue [reconciling with family] very very badly.” Judge Hopkins, however, found the fact that Conger hired someone to destroy evidence “very troubling.”
Conger is to report to federal prison on July 24, but that date could be extended if Conger encounters any health problems. He will spend a maximum of a year in prison with eligibility to be released early, and will not face parole after his release. He was also immediately disbarred.