Judge Terrinee Gundy

Investigators looking into allegations that an Atlanta judge showed up late to work and rushed through court seasons to attend a Super Bowl rally are also probing the judge's connection to a jail bailout program.

Municipal Court Judge Terrinee L. Gundy is under investigation by the state agency which oversees judges.

She is one of two judges who hold 8 a.m. sessions at Atlanta's Municipal Court for defendants jailed overnight. But some defendants complain that Gundy often shows up late for work or cancels morning court.

One morning in January 2017, she reportedly rushed through a court session so she could attend a Super Bowl rally for the Atlanta Falcons.

Judge Gundy was appointed to the bench by former Mayor Kasim Reid who is now under federal investigation himself.

Judge Terrinee Gundy

Insiders whisper that investigators hope Gundy will turn on Reed (they are rumored to be romantically involved despite his marital status).

In addition to the allegations of tardiness and court cancellations, investigators are reportedly looking into Judge Gundy's current or past involvement with a bailout program located in Conyers, Ga. called Don't Count Me Out (DCMO).

DCMO partnered with Judge Gundy and a local pastor in 2017 to "bailout" or release prisoners for Father's Day.

After visiting with their families, the men participated in a 3-day, 2-night Empowerment/Survival Retreat that provided "emotional, physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being training" to the prisoners.
 
SEE ALSO: Atlanta Judge Under Investigation for Judicial Misconduct
 
While the bailout program sounds like a worthy cause (DCMO also builds Tiny Houses for released prisoners), investigators are following the money to see if it leads back to the judge.

A source who has knowledge of the investigation tells Sandrarose.com that the funding for DCMO's worthy causes comes from bail money that Judge Gundy sets in her court.

Investigators want to know if the judge sets unusually high bail money which then goes into DCMO's coffers.

DCMO is run by Monique James, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and currently an owner of a transportation logistics company.

Judge Gundy is pictured in court last year with some of the program's participants.

Photos by DCMO, Marcus Ingram/Getty Images

  • BadAss Will

    Sad when we congratulate black excellence and they let us down...

  • the guest

    Blessed with superior education, success, and privileged position, all she had to do was show up to court at 8am where she sits down and listens and probably done with work by 1pm.

    She makes enough money to party and socialize around her morning court schedule. Are those people she skipped work to mingle with going to save her job? Was it worth missing work to schmooze with people who don’t pay her mortgage, put caviar on her toast, or couture on her back?

    It’s sad to see an accomplished black woman get caught up and mess up her position for the glitz and gleam of celebrity life.

  • Dun Dilly

    ATLANTA aka "WHACKanda

  • Soon2BWife

    This is starting to feel real Kwame Kilpatrick Detroitish.

  • Logan Roberts

    Welp do your job. I don't like to go to work all the time either, but yet I manage to make it there everyday......barely

  • FukkFolks2018

    If she is corrupt get her out. Far as the money and this program.

    But if she is using her PTO for what SHE wants to do (which is what I am convinced this is about bc it KEEPS being mentioned) Im not with that shit. Next time Terrinee take the whole fukkin DAY off. I would. She didnt have to come in at ALL that day of the rally. She could have taken the WHOLE damn day OFF. THEN WHAT? Shit. AND it is my understanding from a previous post...ALL THE JUDGES went to this rally.

    "Judge Gundy’s lawyer fired off a letter to Channel 2 Actions News, denying most of the allegations in Belcher’s exclusive report.

    The lawyer said all of the judges attended that pep rally last year, and that Judge Gundy finished all her cases that day before she went to the rally."

    I hope if she is dismissed its bc the money isnt right. Not because she took the damn day off. From an HR standpoint Im sorry. that is irking the mess outta me.

  • kekeb

    This is not looking good

  • kekeb

    Right. Or take off RESPONSIBLY!! you can't just call out every time you want to attend a social function. Like c'mon!

  • kekeb

    I blame Instagram and other social media outlets. . . Got everybody thinking their important socially and that luxury is the only way to live. No one wants to be "regular" anymore. Girl!
    SOMEbody has to work. SMH.
    SOMEbody has to drive a Toyota.
    SOMEbody has to have a Target purse.
    Me!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    @sandrarose did you see this about the man who was granted citizenship in Paris after rescuing a kid dangling from a balcony?

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/28/asia/paris-baby-spiderman-rescue-intl/index.html

  • pecancandy

    When I get a pocketbook from Target, I feel so brand new.

  • Pamela

    Spleman College alumna, right? Okay then.

  • pecancandy

    “ Judge Gundy and a local pastor” that part already has me with the side eye.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I blame the gullibility of those who are on social media...it is their own insecurities that make them want to be something they are not or strive to get what others have instead of being content in their own lane! Me, I loves me a good Target' (pronounced Tarje' LOL) I refuse to go broke looking rich! But Im stable minded too so being on social media has never made me want for others success..

  • WutizstillHERE!

    They have some really cute one!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Reality TV too. Real Houswives of Atlanta, etc... Almost everybody drives a luxury brand SUV. Nobody drives a Honda or Toyota. Those basic brands are beneath them.

  • FukkFolks2018

    They are high as hell for no reason to me. Nobody has to have a Target pleather purse unless you REALLY want one. If I am paying $30+ for a purse from Target...I can go at LEAST to the Nine West outlet and get something on sale and with a coupon. Its not 1999 anymore. A nice bag is not breaking the bank these days. Hell go to Ross or Marshalls or TJ Max.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's looking more and more like it. Kasim might want to start getting his affairs in order, just in case the Feds come knocking on his door soon.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Sandra, can we get a post on Mitzi Bickers having a go fund me page requesting 250,000?

  • Logan Roberts

    I love Target, but I agree with you on the purse front. They also have nice home decor things too.

  • pecancandy

    Let me google

  • FukkFolks2018

    I remma I cussed my 23 yo smooth tf OUT few years ago. $34 for some jeans from TARGET. I got coupons in my email for EVERY factory store under the sun. Folks think Target and Walmart are budget. They really are not and are quite high in some instances. You can have a step up on coupons and sales.

  • pecancandy

    Oh that one!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Clark I thought. Magna cum laude. And UGA Law.

  • Logan Roberts

    And Publix too. My boyfriend hate when I shop there, he be like baby, Walmart & Publix carry the same groceries, why is Publix so damn high? Lol.

  • FukkFolks2018

    For my bf in re to groceries... its me and Harris Teeter (yall might not have one). "HT is so HIGH babe". Fool I am in here on Triple coupons and exclusive email offers. AND Im trying to get my gas discount (I commute FAR)...Shaddup! Lol.

  • Wreckognize Game

    All me?

  • goat

    But we got Judges giving pedophiles slapps on the booty for raping a 5yr old.

    We got a different set of rules in this system of WS. No matter how many Presidents, Gov, Mayors, judges, lawyers, police, etc we have in place that look like us. It won't matter as long as this system of WS is in place.

  • goat

    It's really thinking that we can do what they did when they was in power now that we are in that same position of power. Nah, they got a different set of rules for us. No matter how high on the ladder you are.

  • king shun

    fyi its White multi millionaires in prison

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Yes ma’am

  • Vonn

    Burlington is my go to spot for purses.

  • Vonn

    Yes ma'am.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Burlington too. Our Burlington is picked over to damn DEATH though.

  • NeverSurprised

    Fantastic story. He scaled that building easier than Spiderman.

  • Pamela

    Yes, you right. CAU alumna, class of '96.
    A shàme really. I'm class of '95.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    It was they granted him citizenship and gave him a job with the fire department. What a way to score a job! He earned that!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    $30 isn't breaking the bank I don't think. Like someone said you can't afford it if you can't buy it twice.. I can scratch up $60 bucks. If its one that I like Im grabbing it. I love everyday purses. Ive gotten them from TJ and Ross as well.. Im not tied to one store. Hell If Wally World had a cute purse that Im attracted to I'm getting it! I bought the cuties flophat there the other day that goes perfectly with a sundress I purchased.... the whole gist is NOT being a "labelhoe". I don't need a name brand label on things I buy to make me feel better about wearing them is all I'm saying...I will never go broke trying to look rich..I would rather have a $30 purse and $3000 in the bank than have a $3000 purse and $30 in the bank.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9eb2b76e506e38d5072dd1cf3ad262774eb5ffcb7856de93eefa3205f33fbcb1.gif

  • goat

    Yeah I know, never said it wasn't.

  • Alesia

    I have lurked for MANY years, but signed up so I could SPECIFICALLY comment on this thread as I have had a very recent run in with Gundy.. About 2 months ago I was arrested falsely for a bench warrant for a failure to yield ticket from over a year ago that DIDN'T EVEN EXIST - which was later verified by the city of Decatur. Anyway Atlanta police took me at around 10 am - I was arrested at my house because my wallet had been stolen as was making a report. I get taken to jail and they tell me that I missed court for the day as so I can either pay $1200.00 to bond out or stay the night. Again - this was over a failure to yield ticket from over a year ago, and I had not been in trouble before or after this incident - I have no record. So I decide to stay because the idea was ludicrous to me to have to pay that. The next am..the guards SHACKLED MY FEET AND HANDS. When I complained and voiced my disapproval, they said "this judge requests all her cases be done this way for her safety" I was appalled. Come to find out it was Judge Gundy and she ended up dismissing my case!!!! Her attitude of criminalizing and degrading human beings is sickening- as the guard said - she figures a crime is a crime - well has she been arrested and charged with adultery??? I DESPISE THIS WOMAN!!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The courthouse workers don't hold a very high opinion of her. All her dirt is coming out now that her protector/lover/friend is gone.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Wow... They are really gunning for her...

  • Mia Said so

    Did You say get his affairs in order.. I am cracking all the way up.. you sending to central booking

  • Miss K

    Preach!!!!! I gave up my designer bags and such and became a little more humble.

  • Jethro

    Damn! Did this woman spurn your advances or somethin'?

  • ImWoke

    I sometimes go to consignment shops. I found a gently used Coach purse for $17.00. I have a friend that found a Gucci purse in a consignment shop for $50

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    "they are rumored to be romantically involved despite his marital status"

    IF this is true, this wasn't going to end well for either of them. A scorned woman could have EASILY gotten this ball rolling!

  • Strip Club Veteran

    IF this is true, please remove her from her position. Regardless of those who commit crimes, by law they are due their day in court and to delay that is trash.

  • kre

    Unusual money?! What about all the white judges that set bail incredibly high? Remember that black woman who won the lotto and her boyfriend kept going to jail, they set his bail for something ridiculous!