Former Judge's Wife Ordered to Pay $63,000

The wife of former Hawkins County general sessions and juvenile judge James “Jay” Taylor was ordered to pay about $63,000 to a plaintiff who has brought several charges against the couple. Julia Taylor was ordered to make the payment after she failed to file a response in the case brought by Doris Colleen Burns. The former judge previously had been ordered to pay Burns $50,000 in restitution after being found guilty of stealing money from her while she was his client. Burns is still pursuing a claim that Taylor extorted $16,000 from her in 2010 by threatening he would file false criminal charges against her. The Kingsport Times News has more