Pa. Judge Can't Keep Whole Pension After Removal

Law360, Philadelphia (January 15, 2013, 7:35 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled in a reported decision Monday that a former state court judge who was removed from office by the state's Court of Judicial Discipline in 2005 could only keep the portion of his state pension related to his military service.

An administrative law judge had ruled that Allan Berkhimer, who sat on the bench in Cambria County, had to give up all of his pension, but the three-judge panel disagreed, concluding that he remained entitled to the part earned from his time...
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