The Pennsylvania Supreme Court revoked a Luzerne County judge’s pay and benefits Dec. 29, following his pleading guilty to honest services fraud and filing a false tax return.

Michael T. Toole, who is the third Luzerne County judge to be removed from office in the wake of the federal corruption probe there, had been permitted to remain on the judicial payroll until he formally entered his guilty plea, according to a press release from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

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