Arizona Family Court Judge Judge Katherine "Kay" Cooper Live In Sex Offender Fugitive Arrested
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We do not know the circumstances why but suspiciously enough CBS News 5 removed this video from public view. BarComplaint.com obtained a copy and since has 350,000 views meaning this is of interest to the general public. Judge Katherine "Kay" Cooper resides on the bench today in family court making life changing decisions some of which are sex offense related. There are many complaints about this judge online (some with the judicial misconduct commission that have gone ignored) and many feel she should be removed from the bench.
Though she claimed to be “shocked” when news of the allegations against Michael Krause became public, and stated that he no longer resides with her, it appears she had no intention of fleeing as she instead defended him and hired a former law school classmate friend of Judge Cooper for 30 years to defend him. Interestingly Judge Katherine Cooper is now listed in the family court directory as "Kay" Cooper. It is rare that a judge suddenly gets reassigned and begins using a nickname. She is a high profile judge. This is unlikely a mistake. Would not most families take offense to having an Arizona, Maricopa Family Court Judge, that had a ‘Convicted sex offender & fugitive as her live-in boyfriend and arrested at her home’, preside over their Family Case? Judge Cooper is entrusted with life making – decisions, which will effect some families with long term and significant consequences. -------- CBS 5 News has learned Judge Katherine Cooper s live-in boyfriend for the past two years is a registered sex offender, a convicted felon out of California and was recently arrested at her central Phoenix home on a warrant for being a fugitive from justice. Cooper has presided over some recent high-profile cases in Phoenix including a high profile sex offender case which Judge Coopers boyfriend was listed on the very website which she was presiding . Soon after this story aired Judge Katherine Cooper was disqualified from the case. Motions are now pending in superior court to unwind Judge Katherine Coopers mess,
Judge Katherine Cooper of Phoenix Sex Offender Fugitive Boyfriend Arrested While Living In Her Home
The state of Arizona presented Katherine M. Cooper license in 1987 after she graduated from the University of Virginia Law School.
In September 2011, Gov. Jan Brewer was duped into appointing Kathy as Maricopa County Superior Court judge. Kathy didn’t receive the appointment because she was the most qualified attorney in the Phoenix area. She received it because she had proven to be a reliable lackey for the local political hacks.
In one matter, Judge Cooper’s live-in in boyfriend for the past two years is a registered sex offender, a convicted felon out of California and was recently arrested at her central Phoenix home on a warrant for being a fugitive from justice (CBS 5, Phoenix)
New York City detectives traveled to Phoenix to locate and arrest Michael Krause, 42, after a grand jury in New York City indicted him for grand larceny via the use of extortion.
The detectives found Mr. Krause at the central Phoenix home owned by Judge Cooper after they couldn’t locate him at a rundown trailer at a Mesa RV park where he rented space. The RV park is the address the state of Arizona has on record for Krause as a result of his sex offender registration requirement.
During his first court appearance, Krause’s attorney Michael Morrissey admitted that Krause lived at Judge Cooper’s Phoenix home where he was arrested and that he’d had a relationship with her for the past two years.
Cooper refused to speak to CBS 5 News; however she issued the following hyperbolic (BS) statement:
- “I was shocked when I learned of the allegations regarding Michael Krause on Tuesday.”
- “I had knowledge of any of the charges against him.”
- “I have no further relationship with Mr. Krause, and he no longer resides at my residence.”
Cooper laughingly denied knowing that Krause was a convicted felon and registered sex offender. It’s obvious that Cooper was lying! It is obvious that Cooper missed her calling as a standup comedian.
A spokesperson for the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct refused to comment on whether a complaint has been filed and/or is pending against Cooper. In the event a complaint is filed, Cooper doesn't have much to worry about. At worst she’d receive a complimentary reprimand from the enablers for Judicial Misfits sitting on the Arizona Supreme Court.
As we speak, Cooper remains sitting as Maricopa County Superior Court judge in Phoenix, Arizona.
Source Noethics.net / New 5/Phoenix New Times