GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The son of a Michigan appeals court judge has been accused of persuading a Texas boy to send nude photos.
Sameer Gadola has been indicted on federal charges of enticing a minor and sexually exploiting a minor. He’s in his early 20s.
He’s the son of Mike Gadola, an appeals court judge and former counsel to Gov. Rick Snyder.
His mother, Preeti Gadola, hears property appeals as a member of the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
They released a statement to The Grand Rapids Press saying there’s “another side to the government’s allegations.”
In a court document, the FBI quotes Sameer Gadola as saying he has a sickness and is trying to get better.
He’ll appear in Grand Rapids federal court on April 4.