Judge’s son gets 10-year prison sentence in child porn case

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The son of a Michigan appeals court judge has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

Prosecutors say Sameer Gadola exploited teen boys by urging them to send photos of themselves. His lawyers say Gadola made “terrible mistakes” when he was 21 years old but didn’t share the photos with anyone or meet the victims.

Gadola, now 23, is the son of Mike Gadola, an appeals court judge and Gov. Rick Snyder’s former lawyer. His mother, Preeti Gadola, hears property appeals at the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

Sameer Gadola was sentenced Monday by Grand Rapids federal Judge Janet Neff. Prosecutors were seeking at least 15 1/2 years in prison.

Gadola’s lawyers say he has significant mental disabilities and would benefit from additional treatment.

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  • Deanna

    Mental abilities are from living with parents who should uphold they law, but don’t. How does an appeal judge state they have reversed several of Judge Patricia Gardner’s custody decisions for not applying the law and name five cases they did this with and then deny mine saying they didn’t know if she was buas against me. Lol, I exposed enough corruption your all scared now. Check out victims of judge Gardner Facebook page and blog. Oh, I left some interesting comments on the 5 3 bank roberies as well. Watching Kent County going down in flames. And to think a robber and a porn addict lit the fire.