NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two Nashville judges have been reprimanded, and a third judge waits to hear her fate.
The reprimands were issued by the court that regulates Tennessee judges.
It follows an exclusive NewsChannel 5 investigation into the work habits of Nashville's General Sessions judges and their staffs.
But the letters -- from the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary -- weren't really meant for you to see.
Our chief investigative reporter Phil Williams obtained the letters of reprimand from the judges themselves.
They voluntarily released the letters, saying they want the public to know they've learned from their mistakes.
"Their recommendation -- for my acceptance -- was a private letter of reprimand," said Judge Gale Robinson.
Robinson was more defiant a few months back after NewsChannel 5 Investigates caught him leaving his bench empty -- and people waiting -- while he conducted funerals for his family-owned funeral home.
"My first priority has always and will continue to be always my judicial duties," Robinson told Williams back in November.
"Is it fair to keep people waiting while you work a second job?" Williams asked.
"I've got to go now."
But in a private letter of reprimand, the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary told Robinson that "this conduct as it relates to your activities at the funeral home violated" at least three judicial canons -- or ethics rules.
Included: the canon requiring that a judge "act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity ... of the Judiciary."
"I don't think in the beginning I looked at it from both sides," Robinson recently told Williams.
The judge now says, seeing how others saw his second job, was -- for him -- a real eye opener.
"The Court's rationale -- and rightfully so and I agree with it -- is that when the court that I'm presiding over is in session, when it opens that morning, I need to be there and I don't need to be off doing other things."
Then, there's Judge Casey Moreland -- whose probation officers we caught goofing off and, on two occasions, helping out the judge around his house.
In his case, Moreland also accepted a private reprimand. It states, "The reprimand relates to your conduct in allowing court officers under your supervision to be paid public funds while engaging in private activities."