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Former Social Security judge and sentenced to imprisonment in the case of sex

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A former Alabama judge goes to the federal prison after pleading guilty to crimes that include sex with a woman whose case was in his court.

A judge sentenced the 74-year-old Paul Conger Jr from Akron to a year and a day in prison for obstructing justice, accepting a gratuity for an official act and stealing government property.

Conger is a former Tuscaloosa County judge who was hearing cases as an administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration.

He pleaded guilty in October to having sex at the Tuscaloosa courthouse with a woman, who, with the Social Security. He also admitted trying to cover up.

Prosecutors say Conger approved $10,000 in retroactive benefits for the woman.

He must report to prison in July and pay a $4,000 fine.

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