Judge Kurt Pomrenke “looks forward” to federal bench trial

ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) – As Judge Kurt Pomrenke awaits a federal trial next month for alleged contempt, he is eager to address the situation, according to his attorney.

“Judge Pomrenke respects the process and looks forward to the opportunity to address these matters before the Court,” John Lichtenstein said in a statement.

The husband of former Bristol Virginia Utilities executive Stacey Pomrenke will appear before fellow Judge James Jones on September 13 in Abingdon, according to a federal court filing on Tuesday.

As we reported last month, federal prosecutors believe Judge Pomrenke violated a court order when he shared court records with the Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission last year.

The commission opened a case against Judge Pomrenke last month, alleging misconduct and asking the Virginia Supreme Court to consider whether  Judge Pomrenke should retire, be censured or be removed.

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