Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Judge Michael Toole Beached By The Feds

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Breaking news at 12:54P.M. today reported that Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole agreed to plead guilty to charges leveled at him by the Feds.

According to a complaint filed this afternoon, Toole secretly communicated with an attorney to detemine who that attorney wished to have appointed as a netural arbitrator in an underinsured motorist case. The attorney, who is identified only as participant #1, had given Toole free use of a New Jersey beach house. Toole failed to disclose that information to other parties involved in the arbitration case.

Toole is also charged with failing to report approxiamtely $30,000 he received as a referral fee from antoher attorney on his income tax return in 2006.

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