A county judge described as a bully on the bench was stripped of her office Tuesday in the longest and most costly judicial ethics investigation in Pennsylvania history. Luzerne County Common Pleas Judge Ann H. Lokuta was also banned from holding any state judicial office in the future. A scathing October opinion outlining her misconduct said that Lokuta failed to perform her judicial duties, terrorized courthouse workers and had her employees run personal errands. It also accused her of lying under oath.
'Bully' Judge Banned From Bench After Record-Setting Investigation
The Associated Press
December 10, 2008