Luzerne County District Judge cited with harassment

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LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A Luzerne County District Judge is accused of shoving an elderly man.

State Police say 51-year-old Dan O’Donnell from Butler Township is accused of pushing an 80-year-old man during an argument in June of 2019. State Police filed a summary harassment citation against O’Donnell on Friday.

All of O’Donnell’s criminal cases will be transferred. However, O’Donnell can still preside over civil cases.

Luzerne County President Judge Mike Vough will act as the District Judge from out of the area and preside over O’Donnell’s citation case.

If found guilty, the maximum penalty is up to 90 days in jail and a $300 fine.

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