The 5th Circuit Judicial Council has determined that United States District Judge G. Thomas Porteous of New Orleans has engaged in conduct that might constitute grounds for impeachment, including making false statements in his Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, receiving gifts and things of value from attorneys who had cases pending before him, and submitting inaccurate and misleading financial disclosures from 1994-2000. The panel has forwarded the record on to the Judicial Conference of the United States, which could make a similar recommendation to Congress.

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