Rejecting Judge Ann H. 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 denied Lokuta’s bid to regain her position on the bench in a sharply divided decision Monday.

In an opinion for the four-judge majority, Judge Richard A. 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.

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