U.S. District Court Judge Samuel Kent Resigns, but Receives Salary While Imprisoned

Convicted felon Samuel Kent agreed to resign from the federal bench - but not until 2010, assuring his retirement salary for another year while he sits in jail and Congress deals with his impeachment.

Hearings in the House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Impeachment began June 3 regarding U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent, who was convicted of obstruction of justice.

The Not-So-Honorable Samuel Kent -- the first federal judge to be charged with a sex crime, and now a convicted felon, after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice -- is leaving the bench.

But he's taking his sweet time about it: