Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Senate on Monday begins the impeachment trial of federal judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. - the first such trial since the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton in 1999.
The Senate Impeachment Trial Committee will submit its summary to the full Senate, which is expected to vote later this year. The judge is accused of corruption and accepting kickbacks, as well as lying about his past to the Senate and FBI regarding his nomination to the federal bench.
In March, the House of Representatives voted unanimously to impeach Porteous, making him the nation's 15th federal judge ever impeached.
Porteous is from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.