Pa. Judge Suspended After Money Laundering Indictment

Law360, Philadelphia (December 19, 2016, 1:40 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania district judge was suspended without pay Friday after being accused of participating in a money laundering scheme in a federal indictment unsealed earlier in the day.

The state’s Court of Judicial Discipline acted swiftly to suspend Bucks County Magisterial District Judge John Waltman following a petition from the Judicial Conduct Board, although the order was not posted online until Monday morning.

Judge Waltman, along with a Bucks County lawyer and deputy constable, faces one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and three counts of money laundering for allegedly laundering money three times on behalf of undercover agents....

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