Son of Michigan judge charged in exploitation case


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The son of a Michigan appeals court judge has been accused of persuading a Texas boy to send nude photos.

Sameer Gadola has been indicted on federal charges of enticing a minor and sexually exploiting a minor. He’s in his early 20s. He’s the son of Mike Gadola, an appeals court judge and former counsel to Gov. Rick Snyder.

Sameer Gadola’s parents released a statement to The Grand Rapids Press , saying there’s “another side to the government’s allegations.” They didn’t elaborate.

Gadola’s phone was seized by federal agents after he returned from an overseas trip in January. In a court filing, the FBI quotes Gadola as saying he has a sickness and is trying to get better.

He’ll appear in Grand Rapids federal court on April 4.


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