On this day, Feb. 1, in 1993, New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sol Wachtler, who famously said prosecutors could "indict a ham sandwich," was indicted on charges of harassing a former lover and threatening to kidnap her 14-year-old daughter. In 1988, Wachtler, the highest-ranking judge in New York, began an affair with heiress Joy Silverman while serving as administrator of a $3 million trust left to Silverman by her father. When their affair ended, Wachtler started a harassment campaign against Silverman. Prosecutors said he stalked Silverman and sent threatening letters and a condom to Silverman's daughter, saying he had compromising pictures of her mother. He threatened to kidnap Silverman's daughter unless her mother left $20,000 in an envelope for him, which she did. Wachtler pleaded guilty and served 11 months behind bars. He was reinstated to the New York state bar in 2007. - Scott McCabe