immigration judge sentence to 18 months for sex bribe

Remember Steve Ellis? He's the Toronto immigration judge who propositioned a South Korea refugee claimant with sex in exchange for citizenship in 2006. The slimeball has been sentenced to 18 months in prison: Immigration judge who wanted sex for granting citizenship gets 18 months.
Steve Ellis, 51, was convicted in April with breach of trust and bribery. He had pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Mr. Ellis was the adjudicator at Ji Hye Kim's refugee hearing in 2006. Ms. Kim was 25 years old at the time.

The court heard that Mr. Ellis visited Ms. Kim twice at the restaurant where she worked and made comments she interpreted as sexual propositions.

The third time they met, Ms. Kim's boyfriend secretly videotaped the encounter.

The tape, given to CTV news, shows Mr. Ellis and Ms. Kim in a coffee shop. Mr. Ellis proposes that he needs a "girlfriend on the side" of his marriage, and in exchange he'll see what he can do about Ms. Kim's refugee claim. Ms. Kim was seeking asylum in Canada from her physically abusive father.
Hey, judge scum! You breached the public trust and abused your power over someone in a bad situation -- all in the name of skeeze. Now it's time for you and your shame to rot in jail for a little while. More here: Former immigration judge sentenced to 18 months.