Political opponent says there is open state investigation of Judge Mark Hulsey


Gov. Rick Scott has appointed 8th Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone to investigate Jacksonville Judge Mark Hulsey, claims the candidate running against Hulsey for the seat, toward a potential grand jury investigation.

The claim was confirmed by the Governor’s Office Saturday.

Judicial candidate Gerald Wilkerson confirmed to FloridaPolitics.com that he was interviewed by Cervone.

Hulsey has been under scrutiny by the Judicial Qualifications Commission for, among other things, an alleged remark in 2011 to a staff attorney that African-Americans “should go get back on a ship and go back to Africa,” exploitation of his staff attorneys by overworking them, and using the ‘C-word’ to describe a female attorney.

Hulsey says these charges are without merit.

FloridaPolitics has reached out to Cervone for more information.

Check back for updates.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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