Son of Michigan judge charged in exploitation case

Posted at 3:14 AM, Mar 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-26 09:56:22-04

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.