Every member of the populace has cause to fear corrupt judges. A corrupt judge can ruin your life by unjustly ruling against you or somebody you love. Judge Anthony Cobos was sentenced to 4 years for public corruption charges including accepting bribes from local businessman. He also wrongly influenced the refinancing of 40 million bond project favoring a particular investment bank over other competitors.
Cobos, who was a county judge in El Paso, begged for forgiveness and leniency, but a corrupt judge is much like a man who cheats on his wife. One can not expect the wife to ever trust her husband again.
Food for thought here is the certainty that for every corrupt judge reported in the media, there are around 10 judges on the take getting away with illegal and fraudulent activities AND who never get caught or punished!