Former judge sentenced to 24 months in prison for wife’s assault

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Lance Mason has been sentenced to 24 months in prison in a domestic violence case.

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Mason entered a guilty plea to charges of attempted felonious assault and domestic violence in the case back in August.

The charges stem from an argument with his wife that allegedly started in a car and then escalated. Mason is accused of punching, choking and biting his wife.

Mason’s children were present during part of the alleged assault, officials have said.

Mason submitted his resignation to Gov. John Kasich in light of the case.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty released the following statement after the sentencing:

"This conviction is not cause for celebration. It’s a sad day. He was a good judge and a friend, but he owes society this time. I am confident he will leave prison rehabilitated and will again be an asset to our community.”

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