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Convicted judge can keep his pension

ERIE, Pa. — A retired Pennsylvania Superior Court judge will not forfeit his $82,000 annual pension for the insurance fraud that landed him in federal prison for 46 months.

That’s because the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System has determined judge Michael Joyce’s $440,000 insurance fraud conviction wasn’t related to his public employment.

Federal prosecutors are still seeking to forfeit Joyce’s home because they say he used some of the money to pay for it.

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