by Sam Allard
Judge Jacob’s excuse that he made “poor lifestyle choices” is an affront to the intelligence of the citizens of Bedford. Judge Jacob did more than sleep with prostitutes and do favors for them at court. He took advantage of poor, young, drug-addicted women, at least one of whom had been molested as a child.The statement was penned, no doubt, with the help of McGinty's communications director Joe Frolik. Frolik's intellect and succinct, searing assertions are dearly missed on the PD's editorial board, which, under the vigilant, NEOMG-ific eye of Chris Quinn, has been reduced to this.
Jacob also did more than violate the public’s trust, he raped it. He disgraced his city and demeaned the judiciary of this state. He deserves a stay in jail – a very long one.
We are dismayed that this case has dragged out for the better part of a year. Now they have delayed sentencing for six weeks for a pre-sentence investigation which the rules will not allow on this case. We are filing a motion asking the court to advance sentencing to next week. Judge Jacob has been collecting his full $114,100 salary for nearly a year while he has not been working and the taxpayers have been paying $456.40 a day for a visiting judge. This must end.