The nephew of Fulton County Superior Court Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane said computers that are part of his late mother's estate will show "unscrupulous" behavior by his estranged aunt.
Jabari Taylor, of Baltimore, told CBS Atlanta News investigative reporter Jeff Chirico that the files contain "criminal documents."
Taylor made the allegations as he left a probate hearing during which DeKalb County Judge Jeryl Debra Rosh ordered that the computers be preserved.
Lane and one nephew are fighting two other nephews over control of Eunice Taylor's estate.
Attorney Lisa West had filed the motion to protect the computers because she said she believes they contain records that could expose Lane's potential bias. "Getting these records and being able to inspect them is … a huge win," said West.
West represents Tameka Foster, ex-wife of singer Usher Raymond. After Lane ruled to award custody of the couple's sons to Raymond last year, CBS Atlanta reported on allegations that Lane may have been biased in her ruling. West said she learned Usher's attorney, John Mayoue, played a significant role in helping the judge get re-elected in 2008.
Shortly after the trial, West filed a motion asking Lane to recuse herself from the case. Lane denied the motion, claiming West had no "evidence" to support it.
West said she subpoenaed potential evidence from Lane's campaign but it did not produce "a single page."
Several months later, Lane recused herself from the Raymond case and more than a dozen others handled by West after she filed the motion to preserve the computers.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:53:20 GMT
The Alpharetta police department says an officer has been shot during a traffic stop. Sources on the scene tell CBS Atlanta News that the officer was shot twice. The source also says the suspect was shot.More >
The Alpharetta Police Department said an officer was shot during a traffic stop, and the suspected gunman has been killed. More >