UPDATE: September 8, 2017 at 1:43 pm
A federal judge denied Judge Kurt Pomrenke’s motion to dismiss his criminal contempt charge today, according to court records. He is scheduled to be in court for a bench trial Wednesday.
ABINGDON, VA (WJHL) – A week before his criminal contempt trial, Judge Kurt Pomrenke is asking a federal judge to dismiss the charge. His defense team filed the motion Wednesday, according to federal court records.
The husband of former Bristol Virginia Utilities executive Stacey Pomrenke is accused of violating a judge’s order when he shared a court record with the Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission last year.
In his motion, Judge Pomrenke’s attorney argued the court record in question is confidential and not admissible as evidence since it deals with a judicial misconduct inquiry. He also argued the document doesn’t show the necessary intent for a criminal contempt charge.
Judge Pomrenke is set to appear in federal court Wednesday for a bench trial.
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