Kodak Black’s Judge Thrown Off Case After Making Dodgy Comments


It looks like Kodak Black just caught a break in his ongoing legal drama. Kodak who’s being held without bail after being arrested for gun possession, weed possession, and child neglect last month, caught a huge break.

Broward County senior judge Joel Lazarus was apparently recorded, unbeknownst to him at the time, making some interesting comments as to his ways of handling bond cases in his neighborhood– the recording was made just a day after Kodak Black was arrested.

“I double the bound to those that take place in my neighborhood.” Judge Joel Lazarus accidentally said into the mic. “Closer to my house, the higher the bond. That was always the Lazarus rule.”

The statement was broadcast live on the internet and did indeed cause a problem. In response to the comments, Broward County public defender Howard Finkelstein wrote a letter to Chief Judge Jack Tuter asking that Lazarus be banned from all criminal court matters– Tuter acted on it, saying that the comments were “clearly inappropriate.” Thus Judge Lazarus, who typically resides on civil foreclosure cases it’s worth noting, has since been banned on all first appearance courts as well as criminal court matters.

While this should lead to a reevaluation of Black’s bond situation, it probably doesn’t do much in terms of the charges against him.

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