A federal district court judge, who was arrested last month for purchase and use of drugs and illegal possession of firearms, has pleaded guilty and has agreed to step down from the bench.
Senior U.S. District Judge Jack Camp, 67, was arrested on Oct. 1 by FBI agents, who were tipped off by an exotic dancer at an Atlanta strip club that Camp had purchased drugs from her and they had sex and used drugs together.
At the time of his arrest, the FBI agents also found two firearms - a .380 Sig Sauer and a Colt MK IV - in the front seat of the judge's car.
The judge was charged with unlawful purchase, possession and use of cocaine, marijuana, Hydrocodone and Roxycodone and illegal possession of firearms.
On Nov. 19, Camp pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan, a judge from Washington who was assigned the case.
Camp has pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful possession of controlled substances and also helping the stripper, a convicted felon, come into possession of the drugs.
The judge also has pleaded guilty to giving a government laptop to the stripper. The charges carry up to four years in prison.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 4, 2011. Camp, who has also submitted his resignation from the bench to U.S. District Chief Judge Julie E. Carnes, is likely to face four to ten months in prison and a fine of as much as $10,000 under the plea agreement.