Judge indicted, accused of helping immigrant avoid ICE detainment

Prosecutors say Judge Shelly Joseph helped an undocumented immigrant slip out the back door of her Newton, Massachusetts, courthouse to avoid an ICE officer.
1:22 | 04/25/19

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they are accused of allegedly helping an undocumented immigrant arrest. The high profile arrest, a showdown between federal law and a sanctuary city. Here's ABC's gio Benitez. Reporter: Today, judge Shelly Joseph finding herself on the other side of the bench after prosecutors say she helped an undocumented immigrant slip out the back door of her newton, Massachusetts, courthouse, to avoid an I.C.E. Officer. Judge Joseph can be heard in a courtroom recording obtained by "The Boston globe." If you need more time to figure this out, or until tomorrow. Reporter: Talking with attorneys about whether that suspect arrest was the right man I.C.E. Was looking for. I.C.E. Is fog to get him. What if we continue? Are we filming? Larry, can we go off the record for a moment? Judge Joseph ordered the court clerk to turn off the recording device. Reporter: Prosecutors say the judge then conspired to release the suspect out the back door while that I.C.E. Officer was told to wait in the courthouse lobby. And Tom, tonight, the judge and the court officer face obstruction of justice charges. The judge has been suspended and now that undocumented immigrant is in deportation hearings. Tom? Gio, thank you. And there's still much more

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