Friday, July 14, 2017

On The Beach House

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted the five-year consent suspension of an attorney who had bestowed "certain items of value" on former Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole 'including the use of [his] beach house, in exchange for Judge Toole's appointment of a particular arbitrator before the court."

The Toole prosecutor had hailed the attorney's cooperation in that investigation.

The attorney had been interim suspended since December 2010. The suspension is imposed retroactive to the date of the interim suspension.

Judge Toole was disbarred and sent to prison.

And the Toole misconduct was relatively small potatoes compared to the heinous misconduct of other Luzerne County judges  in the notorious Kids for Cash case.

The link takes you to the recent discipline page. The case is In re Harry Carboni. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2017/07/the-pennsylvania-supreme-court-accepted-the-five-year-consent-suspension-of-an-attorney-who-had-bestowed-certain-items-of-val.html

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