The Judicial Conference of the United States, in a report to Congress this week, said former U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller of Alabama brought disrepute to the federal judiciary and that his conduct might have warranted impeachment if he had not resigned this summer. The Judicial Conference found there was substantial evidence that Judge Fuller “physically abused Kelli Fuller, (his former wife) at least eight times, both before and after they married, which included and culminated in the assault that took place on Aug. 9, 2014, in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.”
The conference wrote that Fuller denied, under oath, to the investigating committee that he ever hit, punched or kicked his wife. The Judicial Conference also cited a separate incident, in 2010 in which Fuller made a false statement to the chief judge of the district that caused a disruption in operations and a loss of public confidence in the court. Fuller was placed on leave after his arrest. In May, he announced that he was resigning effective Aug. 1.