U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Kent Begins Prison Term while House Considers Impeachment

Former federal judge Samuel Kent began an almost three-year prison term on June 15, while the U.S. House of Representatives cleared its calendar to consider Kent's impeachment.

Kent, who served as U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice charges in February for lying to investigators in connection with allegations he sexually assaulted two female employees at the Galveston federal courthouse. He was sentenced to 33 months in prison.