Rejecting Judge Ann Lokuta's claims that revelations of widespread corruption in the Luzerne County Courthouse warrant a re-examination of her case, the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline, in a sharply divided opinion, has denied Lokuta's bid to regain her position on the bench. Writing for the majority, Judge Richard Sprague found that none of the material Lokuta submitted in support of her request for a new sanctions hearing satisfied a four-prong test for the admissibility of after-discovered evidence.
Pa. Judge's Request for New Sanctions Hearing Denied
The Legal Intelligencer
January 7, 2010