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Ex judge accused of stealing drugs, replacing them with baking soda

Ex judge accused of stealing drugs, replacing them with baking soda

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania judge has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he stole cocaine from police evidence files in cases before him, and tried to hide it by replacing some of the drugs with baking soda.

Former Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky was to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday, but instead waived the hearing Monday after his defense attorney had a scheduling conflict.

Defense attorney Robert DelGreco Jr. tells The Associated Press that Pozonsky must now decide before his formal arraignment Oct. 21 whether to ask for a trial or try to work out a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Pozonsky was charged by the state attorney general in May after retiring abruptly without explanation and moving to Anchorage, Alaska last June.

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