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Crime History: Prominent judge charged with threatening ex-lover

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On this day, Feb. 1, in 1993, Sol Wachtler, then the highest ranking judge in New York, was indicted on charges of harassing a former lover and threatening to kidnap her 14-year-old daughter. Wachtler, who famously said that any decent prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, began an affair with socialite Joy Silverman while serving as administrator of a $3 million trust...

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