HARRISBURG – U.S. Attorney Martin C. Carlson has resigned his post amid the ongoing Luzerne County corruption probe to assume a position as a U.S. magistrate judge in Harrisburg, a federal judge confirmed Monday.
It seems like every prosecutor wants to be a Judge. He was appointed US Attorney by the last administration but I think that his performance in all the Luzerne/Lackawanna scandals show that he is the kind of person that he could care less about politics. Look for President Obama to appoint him to the next vacancy on the federal bench.
His replacement is Dennis Pfannenschmidt, who was appointed interim U.S. attorney. We are going to have fun with that name. The President will nominate a permanent replacement with the advice of Pennsylvania's Senators and consent of the full Senate.
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