Judge who stole co­caine from ev­i­dence chal­lenges dis­bar­ment

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PITTS­BURGH | A for­mer Penn­syl­va­nia judge con­victed of steal­ing co­caine from ev­i­dence in the county drug court he founded has asked the state’s Supreme Court to con­sider al­low­ing his law li­cense to re­main sus­pended in­stead of per­ma­nently dis­bar­ring him.

For­mer Wash­ing­ton County Judge Paul Po­zon­sky’s li­cense has been tem­po­rar­ily sus­pended since Au­gust 2015, a month af­ter he pleaded guilty and was given 30 days to nearly two years in jail. He served the min­i­mum sen­tence on work-re­lease be­fore he was paroled.

Po­zon­sky’s at­tor­ney and for­mer law clerk, James An­drew Salemme, ar­gued be­fore the court sit­ting in Pitts­burgh Tues­day that Po­zon­sky wants to re­build his life and ca­reer. He’s hop­ing the court will im­pose a retroac­tive sus­pen­sion of three to five years.

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