Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Ashley Madison customers revealed: Chris McInytre, district judge in Calhoun County, AL, appears as paying customer at extramarital-affairs Web site

Judge Chris McIntyre (center)
A judge in Calhoun County, AL, appears as a paying customer at the Ashley Madison extramarital-affairs Web site, according to publicly available records.

Christopher M. McIntyre, a Republican, has been a district judge in Calhoun County since 2013. McIntyre beat incumbent Mannon G. Bankson in the 2012 GOP primary and will be up for re-election in 2018. Bankson had been appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley in 2012.

Before joining the court, McIntyre served as city prosecutor in Jacksonville and worked as an assistant district attorney under the former district attorney, Joe Hubbard. Anniston is the county seat of Calhoun County.

McIntyre earned his bachelor's degree from UAB and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

District judges in Alabama handle misdemeanors, but they also make rulings on preliminary hearings and other early proceedings in felony cases. In 2013, McIntyre dismissed one of two charges against a mother whose 4-month-old son died from heat exposure after being left unattended in a motor vehicle. The charge of leaving the child in a vehicle was dismissed, but the mother remained charged with manslaughter.

In a 2015 case, McIntyre ordered jail time for a man who was given a second chance to properly care for his dog, only to have the animal die after being returned to his care.

In a 2014 case, a man pled guilty before McIntyre after video showed him using his truck to lunge at bicyclists on the highway. The man was caught on video saying, ""Ought to run him in the ditch, what I should've done, should've put him in the ditch! God, I hate bicycles!"

Based on public records available to us, McIntyre's current marital status is not clear. A brief 2013 newspaper article indicated he was married to Ashley McIntyre at that time.

McIntyre seems to be a pillar-of-the-community type, and he sounds like a competent and reasonable judge -- especially for a Republican. So why was he stupid enough to engage with a sleazy outfit like Ashley Madison?

We sought to pose that and other questions, but McIntyre had not responded to our requests for comment.


Article with links to 1-40 in Ashley Madison series

(41) David Armistead, director of enterprise sales, TekLinks, Birmingham (10/19/17)

(42) William House, VP and controller, HealthSouth, Birmingham (10/26/17)

(43) Olin B. Barnes III, VP, One Resource Group, Birmingham (11/1/17)

(44) T.J. Bunn Jr., ST Bunn Construction, Tuscaloosa (11/2/17)

(45) Todd Deffenbaugh, VP and controller, Express Oil Change, Birmingham (11/6/17)

(46) Richard D. Crites, lawyer and reserve deputy, Springfield, MO (11/13/17)

(47) Mark C. Trudeau, CEO, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO (11/15/17)

(48) Peter Blasi, lawyer, Evans Blasi, St. Louis, MO (11/16/17)

(49) Todd Wiesehan, director of resource management, Christian Co., MO (11/22/17)

(50) Spencer Desai, lawyer, Carmody MacDonald, St. Louis, MO (11/27/17)

(51) Johnny Aycock, administrator, University of West Alabama (12/19/17)

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