Former judge Greg Lyons in court for alleged thefts - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Former judge Greg Lyons in court for alleged thefts

Former state district judge Greg Lyons was in court this morning facing thirteen counts of felony theft.

A spokesman for the attorney general's office says the alleged thefts were mostly from clients but had no other details available.

Previously, Lyons has been arrested in connection with money he allegedly owed a local casino and in 2007 for more than $20,000 in unpaid gambling debts allegedly owed to a Las Vegas casino.

For years, Lyons struggled with a gambling addiction and, at one point, sought treatment.

Lyons served on the 14th Judicial District Court for 18 years before retiring early at age 50 in 2001. He then went into private law practice. But in 2007 the State Supreme Court imposed an interim suspension from practicing law.

Lyons' trial is set for September 24th. Judge David Ritchie indicated the case may be resolved before then, but that if it does go to trial, he will recuse himself.

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