UPDATE: Retired Judge Robert C. Nalley Faces Federal Charges

January 28, 2016
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Retired Maryland Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley

UPDATE 1/28/16: Retired Maryland Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley is charged with deprivation of rights under color of law.

Nalley is scheduled to appear in federal court in Greenbelt on February 1, 2016 and could face a a sentence up to one year in prison and a fine of $100,000.

9/19/14: On September 5, 2014 the Maryland Court of appeals handed down a decision to remove Retired Maryland Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley from the bench effective September 12, 2014.

This decision is a direct result of Judge Nalley’s latest escapade which occurred on July 23, 2014, when he issued a directive to a Charles County Sherriff’s Department officer to administer an electrical shock to a defendant inside his courtroom.

The defendant Delvon L. King, 25 of Waldorf, was in custody in Charles County on firearm charges, and because of his detainee status was donning an electronic ankle device known as a security bracelet that allows for authorities to inflict pain compliance on individuals from a distance with a push of a button, detonating said remote device results in electro-muscular disruption which in turn sends a debilitating shock to the individual on the receiving end.

King, who elected self-representation during the jury selection process, endeavored to question Judge Nalley to the validity of the court’s jurisdiction over him, because of his inherited belief that he is a sovereign citizen.

For those unfamiliar with self-proclaimed sovereign citizens such as the defendant King, sovereign citizens are not unheard of and take the position that they are accountable only to their particular interpretation of the common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state, or municipal levels.

During the defendants attempt to represent himself, Judge Nalley displayed what could be perceived by some as unacceptable, unprofessional, and even stemming on the border of bizarre behavior. Judge Nalley continually interrupted the defendant as the defendant attempted to state his case while simultaneously and repetitively giving a directive to the officer to shock the defendant.

According to court transcripts within moments leading up to the officer finally obliging Judge Nalley’s request to administer electric shock to the defendant, it was duly noted that King, neither verbally nor physically threaten any individual within the court room including Judge Nalley.

This debilitating shocking incident directly ordered by Judge Nalley, came on the heels of Judge Amy J. Bragunier’s questionable decision to pass Kings case for jury selection over to Judge Nalley.

It has been cited by other members within the judicial system that wish to remain anonymous the actions of Judge Bragunier was extremely uncommon and for any Judiciary to interpose in the course of the jury selection process and terminate proceedings and pass said case on to another judge is rarely if ever heard of.

The decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals should come as no surprise taking into consideration Judge Nalleys questionable behavior as far back as August 2009 at which time he willfully and deliberately deflated the tires on a vehicle that belonged to a member of the La Plata Courthouse cleaning crew whom stated that she park her vehicle in Judge Nalley’s assigned parking space after hours because of her uneasiness of walking after dark thru an empty parking lot.

Judge Nalley pleaded guilty as charge but not prior to providing a ludicrous justification for his actions and received a suspension, monetary fine; he was also instructed to write a letter of apology to the victim and was given probation prior to judgment without the incident going on his permanent record.

The ramifications of this shocking incident do not end with the removal of Judge Nalley from the bench. Unfortunately this is just the tip of an iceberg; more details shall be provided as this story continues to unfold.

By Sophia Adams

Click Here to read and or download the 106 page PDF document
COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL DISABILITIES
NOTICE OF PUBLIC CHARGES AND HEARING
IN THE MATTER OF JUDGE ROBERT C. NALLEY

The document contains the following Information

A. Hearing Notice

B. Charges

C. Stipulations of Fact

Exhibit #1 – Deposition of Judge Nalley on February 2, 2010

Deposition Exhibits

1. Statement
2. District Court Certified Docket Entries
3. Transcript of interview of Judge Nalley on August 21, 2009
4. Photograph
5. Photograph
6. Photograph

D. Letters provided by Mr. Brennan, Judge Nalley’s attorney

35 Responses to UPDATE: Retired Judge Robert C. Nalley Faces Federal Charges

  1. Anonymous on September 19, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Bailiff, give em da chair!

    ~Formerly Honorable Judge Nailey

  2. dissident on September 19, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Thank you for removing a courrpt judge.

  3. what? on September 19, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Sophia Adams did you take an eight hour class on “big words”? If you did, please seek a refund. “Donning” is not synonymous with wearing. “Detonating said remote device results” sounds like an explosion, wouldn’t “activating” make you sound intelligent instead of like someone desperately trying to write like an attorney? Finally “For those unfamiliar with self-proclaimed sovereign citizens such as the defendant King, sovereign citizens are not unheard of…” This actually implies that for those that are familiar with sovereign citizens they are unheard of. It appears you had a minimum word count or perhaps like Dickens, you are actually paid by the word, thus the rambling style. This actually could have been an informative 2 paragraph article that conveyed the same information, without giving the reader a headache.

    • duh on September 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Thank you. I thought it was just me having a problem reading this feces.

    • Bluecat on September 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Whoever wrote this article was trying a bit too hard. Donning would indicate that he put the device on while in court which makes very little sense.

      And I would imagine detonating a device on his ankle would explode his foot off.

      It’s sad when “writers” can’t write.

      Meanwhile, good riddance to this deplorable judge.

      • OGA on January 28, 2016 at 10:49 am

        I almost called 911 for an ambulance! I thought I might have been having a stroke whilst reading this uh article.

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Sounds like your upset

  4. Charlie Chan on September 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I have to laugh at the controversy that this 70 something year old Fart has caused amongst the people! For or Against…. his ass should have remained in retirement and perhaps a mental health check would have been in order after the first incident.Grammar police out in full force today!!! To funny!!!

    • RR on September 22, 2014 at 7:52 am

      That’s “Too funny!!!”.

      • Charlie Chan on September 23, 2014 at 12:37 am

        Thank you so very much and yes indeed……too funny! No excuse but as I was placing my comment I was laughing so hard envisioning the white socks and shorts! LOL

  5. Gravedigger72 on September 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Corrupt Judge? Where does that come from? Please indicate here what is corrupt? Judge Nalley has a stellar record over the years. He was hard but fair on criminals when it came to sentencing. I would hope if I ever had to go to court that he was the judge on the case. Now Judge Amy? She is a little questionable. Sometime I wonder how she really became a judge in the first place.

    • Lucky Charms on September 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

      I don’t think he was corrupt either, just nuts in his elder years… As far as “Amy” is concerned, perhaps I can shed some light on how she became a judge. Quota and corruption. Quota is filled and judging by some of her rulings, the payback for her seat is doled out to select attorneys on a daily basis. She is by far the worst excuse of a judge in at least recent history. At least Nailley’s antics were somewhat entertaining (letting the air out of the cleaning women’s tires). Ole Amy B. just makes HORRIBLE rulings that seem simply based on loyalty instead of law.

  6. Charlie Chan on September 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Corrupt? Nahhhhhh I do not think so unless you know something that the rest of us do not know. Inquiring minds want to know, please share. But I do think he is ready for a nice sunny retirement home in Florida, where everyone wears plaid shorts and white socks with sandals and runs around mumbling to themselves ….Absolutely!

  7. name withheld pending court case on September 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    While I appreciate the thought of a fair judicial system, I know from experience the judicial system is far from fair or just. The Maryland Bar Association as well as Judicial Committee should look into Judge Karen Abrahms biased actions as well. I know of a case where She had inappropriate conversations with one attorney of a case, when both attorneys should be present. She then refused to recuse herself. The case gets even better… she then assigns the case on to her husband, Judge Kenny. If you are a plaintiff in a case against any form of government in this town you want to hire a lawyer from another county, far and away from the Southern Maryland communities. If you are a plaintiff or defendant opposite of the government, you are screwed either way if Judge Karen Abrahms is at the helm of the judicial proceedings.

    Fair and just. Judicial process. These words are not worth the toilet paper after someone wipes their a$$ with a corrupt judge aka Judge Karen Abrahms sitting the bench.

  8. anonymous on September 19, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Time to give it up pops

  9. Whyme on September 19, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Nalley never had a “stellar” record, even before the events of 2009. He has always had a questionable reputation and I never heard anything good about him. Ordering someone to be shocked is about as corrupt as they come. He knew it was against the law, just as he knew flattening that woman’s tire was illegal. It’s a shame it had to come to this before the judiciary finally saw the light and kicked him out permanently. He should have been booted in 2009. At the very least he should not have been allowed to come back after his retirement last year. I thought the world was finally rid of him then. I’m glad it is now, but I wish it hadn’t been at the expense of a person who sounds like he has a mental disorder.

    • JusticeIsn'tServed b--**""""''__(41) on September 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you. You seem to be one of the very few level headed individuals here. A lot of people choose to ignore corruption and pretend that it doesn’t exist because they’re equally corrupt or worse. However, when they finally feel how bad it is to get the short end of the stick they want to be crybabies about it when they can’t get their way.

  10. Anonymous on September 20, 2014 at 9:39 am

    It’s not the grammar police, more the “I-want-an-adult-to-write-my-news” police. This article truly smacks of a twelve year old trying to fill the page for a school paper.

  11. It would be ideal if the criminal on September 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    justice system had to feel the fine/ feel the time, so due consideration would be given to sentencing/ fines. Something like, for every jail sentence, those involved spend an hour in jail.

  12. anonymous on September 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    The old man purposefully slashed someones tires and he’s still supposed to be trusted after the fact? The whole system around here is a joke.

    • Mrs.Justice4u2 on January 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Why is this good old boy still sitting on the bench? He really need a good warm blanket and a retirement home after he pays his fines and do some jail time. When our system is corrupt how can we expect our justice system to work.

  13. Anonymous on January 28, 2016 at 10:36 am

    “…This debilitating shocking incident directly ordered by Judge Nalley, came on the heels of Judge Amy J. Bragunier’s questionable decision to pass Kings case for jury selection over to Judge Nalley.”

    Judge Bragunier likely had a hunch on how this would play out and didn’t want to sit through it. (Can’t say I blame her…sovereign citizen). She probably thought Judge Nalley would swiftly handle this case in a ‘Judge Judy’ kind of way, not expecting him to take it to such a ‘shocking’ level.

    But then again, he is the same judge who let air out of someone’s tires because they parked where he wanted to.

  14. Oscar Meyer on January 28, 2016 at 10:53 am

    HAHAHAHA!! YES!! It’s a start. I will wait to see if they will address the OTHER corrupt Judges that preside in Charles Co. SO many back room deals that decide cases before the trial even starts. Good ole boy (and girl) network needs to be re-hauled completely.

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Sounds like someone feels scorned by the legal system.

      I’ll let you in on a secret…”back room deals that decide cases before the trial even starts”, is the norm in many cases and in many places. Sometimes it’s: a plea bargaining; the making of ‘voluntary time’ or monetary donation to a certain charitable cause; simply being able to provide key information that will help prosecute bigger ‘fish’.

  15. Observer on January 28, 2016 at 11:03 am

    “He who has the gold, makes the golden rule” This state sucks! I can’t wait to retire and leave.

    • Keepin It Real on January 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Bye Felicia.

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      It’s the same all over the country. Good luck in your retirement.

  16. anonymous on January 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    now while the Judge acted in an non respectable manor, the defendant acted liked like a total fool on the initial traffic stop and continued on for several years, he thinks he’s above the law, perturbing almost all he encountered, fake gansta hero bs, fake crazy white guy style, the kind that holds up and threatens Federal Officers harm if legal action are taken, this boy is an idiot and has acted this way conveying his mom’s hate for cops and the government. He’s been highly uncooperative and showed his arse, the Judge did what anyone with the ability would have done, shocked him into some kinda of submissive despostion. how do you convey he wont be representing much if he is in a jail cell for years on contempt charges and then won be able to use his rights to a speedy trail because he was detained for contempt and mal-dis-contempt. I would have shocked his retarded attitude right outta him. Cops shoulda shot him on the side of the road like the dog he is.

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      I read your post (twice) and still am unable to fully understand everything you were trying to get across. Care to try again?

      • anonymous on January 31, 2016 at 12:05 pm

        The defendant Delvon L. King, 25 of Waldorf, acted liked like a total (defiant) fool on the initial traffic stop and continued on for several years (in the Courtroom inthe Detention Center to every Corrections Officer). The defendant thinks he’s above the law, perturbing almost all he encountered, he is some kind of fake gansta hero bs, fake crazy white guy style (the kind that holds up and threatens Federal Officers w/ harm if legal action are taken, this boy is an idiot and has acted this way conveying his mom’s hate for cops and the government). The defendant has been highly uncooperative and showed his arse, the Judge did what anyone with the ability would have done, shocked him into some kinda of submissive deposition. How as a Judge do you convey that the defendant wont be representing much if he is in a jail cell for years on contempt charges (and then wont be able to use his rights to a speedy trail because he was detained for contempt). I would have shocked the defendants retarded attitude right outta him. The Sheriffs Department and MSP Troopers should have shot him on the side of the road (at 301 and Pembroke) like the dog he is. The Defendant has continually, over played, this Sovereign Citizen bs to the hilt. As a “SC,” the defendant has no rights as he admits, he’s an enemy of the state.

  17. Anonymous on January 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Nalley has been an unjust craz son for 40 years…… There are a few in Annapolis too. A lawyer named Child’s almost killed my father in law, and my hubby unfairly prosecuted and punished in a nasty insurance thing years ago. So just stating facts. I hope those involved rot or at least get payback for unfairly destroying 3 family’s at the time……

    • Keepin It Real on January 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Payback in what form exactly? Would money make your troubles go away?

  18. Frank the tank on January 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Wow it looks like a 1st grader wrote this article.

  19. Guerrilla on January 31, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    And all his cases need to be reviewed.He has been quoted to say by the time he retired that he will have sentence criminals to 1,000,000 years.He he is not fair and has gone above and beyond sentencing guidelines in 90% of his cases

    • liz on February 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      You are so correct !!!