Thursday, March 12, 2009

Et tu, Toole

Zen is reporting that another Luzerne County Judge may be in hot water.


The Legal Intelligencer says Federal authorities are looking at Luzerne County Common Pleas Judge Michael Toole in today's edition. I don't have a subscription (yet) but you can read the whole article at Sights on Pennsylvania.

A few days ago the CV revealed that Toole refused to rule on subpoenas issued by then Controller Steve Flood when he was looking into the county contract with PA Child Care in 2005. Toole could have ruled against the subpoenas, but that would have given Flood a chance to appeal to get the subpoenas enforced. Toole was also a guest at the Juvie Brothers Florida condo least once and also ruled on a dispute involving Participant one's, Robert Powell, yacht. Why a PA Judge would be ruling on a dispute in Florida is a good question.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is anyone surprised?

McGruff said...

Thanks for the link! Zen tells me there is a whole lot more to the story. I seem to remember a ruling about a boat in Florida...like the Yonk said...let's wait n sea....ohh that boat talk again.

Gort said...

The whole thing is making me sea sick.

just ed said...

I love it bring it on