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Former Judge Peel found guilty of hiring hit-men to kill his boss

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Former Judge Joe Peel has been found guilty of hiring hit men, Floyd Holzapfel and George Lincoln, to kill Judge Chillingworth and his wife. Judge Chillingworth had threatened to have Peel struck off for misconduct.

But Chillingworth didn’t know the extent of Peel’s corruption with Peel being paid protection money by criminals in exchange for judicial tip-offs.

Chillingworth’s reprimands were, therefore, a threat to both Peel’s legitimate and illegitimate income...