Casey Moreland: Other Judges Also Took Illicit Costa Rica Trips - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 6, 2019
Former judge Casey Moreland told federal prosecutors that other Nashville judges and attorneys traveled with him to Costa Rica. The trips became part of a federal investigation based on reports that attendees hired prostitutes and used marijuana, and some of the attorneys on the trip later had cases before Moreland, The Tennessean reports. A court document shows that Moreland cooperated with federal investigators and provided details about “trips taken out of the country with Nashville attorneys and judges.” Travel documents from the government of Costa Rica show Nashville Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins, General Sessions Judge Aaron Holt and Moreland entered and left the country on the same days in January 2013. Watkins and Holt have denied any wrongdoing related to the trips.