To no one's surprise Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole has copped a plea. We have speculating about this since last spring and it was just a matter of time after he announced that he was taking a vacation 2 weeks ago.
WILKES-BARRE - Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of honest services fraud and filing a false income tax return, the U.S. Attorney's office announced today.
CV: The U.S. Attorney's Office alleged Toole ruled in the unnamed attorney's favor in a case involving a vehicle insurance arbitration. Toole is also accused of concealing a $30,000 cash referral fee in 2006 and failing to report it on his tax return.
The plea agreement
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