ATLANTA (AP) - The State Bar of Georgia plans to name a federal prosecutor to the state Judicial Qualifications Commission.
State Bar President Charles "Buck" Ruffin tells sources he plans to seek unanimous consent Saturday from the bar's board of governors to appoint Graham Thorpe, an assistant U.S. attorney in the Middle District of Georgia in Macon.
Thorpe would serve a four-year term and would replace Brunswick attorney and former bar president James Durham, whose term ends Thursday.
Thorpe was a member of a team of attorneys who prosecuted two Alapaha Judicial Circuit judges - former chief superior court judge Brooks Blitch III and former state and juvenile court judge Berrien Sutton -on public corruption charges.
The bar has three appointees on the state judicial disciplinary agency.