James T. Moody
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|James T. Moody|
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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||2/9/1982 - 6/17/2003|
|Senior:||6/17/2003 - Present|
|Preceded by:||Jesse Eschbach|
|Succeeded by:||Theresa Springmann|
|Past post:||Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||1979 - 1982|
|Undergraduate:||Indiana U., A.B., 1960|
|Law School:||Indiana U. School of Law, LL.B., 1963|
James Tyne Moody is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He is serving on senior status.
Early life and education
- 1977-1980: Faculty member, Indiana University
- 1972-1979: Judge, Lake County Superior Court
- 1964-1972: Attorney, private practice
- City Attorney, City of East Gary and City of Lake Station
Northern District of Indiana
From 1979 to 1982, Moody started his judicial career as a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. On the recommendation of Senators Dan Quayle and Richard Lugar, Moody was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on December 4, 1981, to a seat vacated by Jesse Eschbach as Eschbach was appointed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Moody was confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1982 on a senate vote and received commission on February 9, 1982. Moody assumed senior status on June 17, 2003.
Ex-Mayor Robert Pastrick case (2010)United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (State of Indiana, v. Robert A. Pastrick, et al., 3:04-cv-00506-JTM-CAN)
Judge Moody ordered former East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick and City Councilman Frank Kollintzas to pay the city $108 million dollars in damages for their involvement in a kickback scheme on March 11, 2010. The judge found the men liable for their involvement after Pastrick and his aides spent $24 million dollars in city money to improve infrastructure in order to influence voters in 1999. The judge found that Pastrick and Kollintzas violated the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statutes by illegally transferring city funds in order to commit misconduct in public office.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Northern District of Indiana
|Magistrate judges||Roger Cosbey • Paul Cherry • Andrew Rodovich • Christopher Nuechterlein • John E. Martin (Indiana) •|
|Former Article III judges|
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