Despite receiving four complaints since 2004 against former Luzerne County, Pa., Judge Michael Conahan, who is facing federal racketeering charges, the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board never investigated any of them, it has admitted in writing. And in a startling revelation, the board's chief counsel, Joseph Massa, said that, not only did the board fail to refer a detailed 2006 complaint to the U.S. Attorney's Office, he didn't turn it over to investigators until nearly 18 months later, in April 2008.
Conduct Board Admits Not Investigating Complaints Against Pa. Judge
The Legal Intelligencer
March 9, 2010