A Texas judge will plead guilty and pay a fine for violating his own stay-at-home order after a criminal complaint was filed.
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell reportedly violated the stay-at-home order he enacted in April. Gravell was caught on camera by a neighbor attending his grandson’s birthday party, according to the Austin-American Statesman.
Gravell will now plead guilty and pay a $1,000 fine, his attorney said Tuesday.
BREAKING: Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell will plead guilty and pay a $1,000 fine for violating his own ‘stay home’ for attending his grandson’s birthday party this spring, according to his attorney and court records. pic.twitter.com/MIEm8eLpna
— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) November 24, 2020
According to The Hill, the criminal complaint was also investigated by the Texas Rangers and a special prosecutor was appointed to look into the allegations. Gravell reportedly wore protective fire department gear, which a neighbor caught on camera. (RELATED: Cuomo Said He Was Going To Spend Thanksgiving With His Mother, Daughters. Now, After Backlash, His Office Says He Won’t See Them)
Several Democratic governors who have ordered stay-at-home mandates have been accused of violating their own coronavirus restrictions. (RELATED: These Governors Told Citizens To Stay Home. Then They Broke Their Own COVID Rules)
Williamson County is reportedly in its “red” phase currently, the Hill reported, which is the highest level of severity in the county.