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Robert Kugler

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Robert Kugler
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #16
Station:   Camden, NJ
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   12/04/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Joseph Irenas
Past post:   District of New Jersey, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1992 - 2002
Personal History
Born:   1950
Hometown:   Camden, NJ
Undergraduate:   Syracuse U., B.A., 1975
Law School:   Rutgers U. Camden Law School, J.D., 1978
Robert Kugler is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He joined the court in 2002 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

Early life and education

Born in Camden, New Jersey, Kugler graduated from Syracuse University with his bachelor's degree in 1975 and later from Rutgers University Camden Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1978.[1]

Professional career

Kugler was a law clerk to District Judge John Gerry in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1978 to 1979. From 1979 to 1981, Kugler served as Assistant Prosecutor for the Camden County, New Jersey Prosecutor's Office. Kugler was Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety from 1981 to 1982. From 1982-1992, Kugler was a private practice attorney in New Jersey.[1]

Judicial career

Magistrate, District of New Jersey

Kugler was a Federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1992 to 2002.[1]

District of New Jersey

Kugler was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey by President George W. Bush on August 1, 2002 to a seat vacated by Joseph Irenas as Irenas assumed senior status. Kugler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 14, 2002 on a Senate voice vote and received commission on December 4, 2002.[2][3]

Notable cases

FAA inspector bribery case (2011)

     United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (USA v. Bishop, 1:11-cr-00742-RBK)

On October 27, 2011, FAA safety inspector Harrington Bishop plead guilty to federal bribery charges before Judge Kugler. Bishop was charged with receiving illegal gratuities for taking pilots up on test flights while he was off duty. This resulted those pilots being officially licensed, certified, certificated or otherwise by the FAA even though the flights were not authorized.[4] He was sentenced to one year and one day in prison.[5] For the full story, please see here.

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Irenas
District of New Jersey
2002–Current
Seat #16
Succeeded by:
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