Despite receiving four complaints since 2004 against former Luzerne County, Pa., Judge Michael T. Conahan, who is facing federal racketeering charges, the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board never investigated any of them, it has admitted in writing.

In a 12-page response to written questions from the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice, the JCB’s chief counsel, Joseph Massa, wrote that the board did not conduct a preliminary investigation, conduct interviews or review any documents related to the complaints.

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