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.
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.
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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