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Judge's accuser requests special prosecutor

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There's more fallout stemming from the case involving a state district judge who was accused, then cleared, of family violence assault.

The accuser's attorney now wants a special prosecutor appointed to their case to possibly submit it again to a grand jury.      

Ted Steinke filed a motion that says his client, Maggie Strother, was denied fair treatment during the investigation into her assault claim against state district Judge Carlos Cortez.

A grand jury cleared Judge Cortez of criminal charges.

Steinke says the Dallas County District Attorney's office had a conflict of interest presenting Strother's case to the grand jury because prosecutors are also asking Judge Cortez to rule in their favor in several pending civil forfeiture cases that involve $47,000 in cash and three cars.

Steinke says the DA's office should recuse itself from the forfeiture cases and a judge should appoint a special prosecutor to take another look at Strother's claims against Judge Cortez.

The DA's office and Judge Cortez's attorney have not yet commented.

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