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James Bodiford
*picture of Bodiford from Cobb
County Bar Association

The source of this photo is not
associated with Justice for Wanda
Spann and is simply a visual aid.
Bodiford made a
decision to
participate in a
“good ol’ boy”
network, whereby
he joined
disgraced former
Superior Court
Administrator
Howard “Skip”
Chesshire,
Superior Court
Judge Mary
Staley, and Chief
Magistrate
Frank
Cox in
perpetrating  lies
about Wanda
Spann’s
employment.
Rather than doing what was just and right, Bodiford
made a decision to participate in a “good ol’ boy”
network, whereby he joined disgraced former Superior
Court Administrator Howard “Skip” Chesshire, Superior
Court Judge Mary Staley, and Chief Magistrate Frank
Cox in perpetrating these lies about Wanda Spann’s
employment.

Judge Bodiford has close ties to all of these
individuals.  For example,
in Skip Chesshire’s
deposition, Chesshire admitted he “did a lot of
social things” with Bodiford long before Bodiford
became a judge.  
Chesshire also admitted that Judge Mary Staley was also a part of this “social”
group.  
Frank Cox’s deposition confirmed his close personal ties to
Bodiford also.
 Cox confirmed that he and Bodiford are “friends”, and also
confirmed they shared office space in the early 1980’s while privately practicing
law.  Further according to the Cox deposition,
Cox revealed that he and
Bodiford vacation together, and that the two of them visited Las Vegas
together six months prior to Cox’s deposition in 2005.  
Cox went on to say
that he and Bodiford are “in a social setting probably at least once or twice a
month”.

Spann suspected Bodiford’s involvement in her employment termination
by his friend Frank Cox, however this was validated on September 8, 2003
upon Spann’s anonymous receipt of a memo Judge Mary Staley sent to
each of the Superior Court Judges with Judge Bodiford’s name
mentioned throughout.

On September 8, 2003 (4 months after Spann’s unlawful termination), Spann
received a telephone call from Judge Staley’s secretary, Charlotte Rooks.  Rooks
advised Spann to meet with Judge Staley in her office the following day.  Initially,
Spann thought the meeting with Staley could lead to Spann being given an
opportunity to finally go before the Superior Court Judges Council to explain her
side of the story.

Within hours of the telephone call from Rooks, Spann anonymously received a
copy of the
Staley Memo.  In the memo, it is clear that Judge Staley was
attempting to communicate with Bodiford.  Why Bodiford and not the
entire Superior Court Judges Council?

The following day when Spann met with Judge Staley, Staley continuously
suggested Spann go immediately to Bodiford’s office, asserting “I believe
he can help you.”
 Spann never went to Bodiford’s office to meet with him,
because by this time she surely knew that any communication with Bodiford could
lead to further derailment.  
The letter Bodiford sent to Rev. Dr. Randolph
Scott the next year made it quite clear Spann had made the right decision.
 
Bodiford has another dishonest and unethical behavior on his record.  
A lot of people still remember when he
was caught pulling up his opponent’s campaign signs in 1994 at
5:30 am.  What is the penalty for trespassing on and disturbing someone's property without their consent?

For more information on Judge Bodiford, see www.RateTheCourts.com
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