First Judge Identified in Porn Email Scandal

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Justice Seamus McCaffery

The ongoing saga over inappropriate emails has now reached the highest court in the commonwealth.

Steve Esack of Morning Call identified PA Supreme Court Associate Justice Seamus McCaffery as the recipient or sender of 54 pornographic emails received and forwarded throughout 2008 and 2009.

The emails have between 20 and 54 forwarded recipients from the justice’s personal email account. The long email chain contained not only videos and images of sexual acts, but also sexually explicit jokes.

Several of the recipients still work in the attorney general’s office, or other forms of state and local government. However, further names are being protected for liability reasons.

McCaffery briskly asked a Morning Call reporter to leave his property late on Wednesday night after stating “Not only do I not have any comment, since when does the news media pry into personal emails.”

Attorney General Kathleen Kane declared she’d only be releasing the names and email chains of eight former public employees snared in the scandal. Her spokeswoman Renee Martin cited an ongoing grand jury probe as the reason she couldn’t share further information.

Martin further stated that it is not illegal for adults to send or recieve porngraphy depicting adults.

Just last week, PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille,  warned that any judge connected to this scandal will have to “pay the piper.” The two men are known to have a contentious relationship.

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 16 Comments

16 thoughts on “First Judge Identified in Porn Email Scandal”

  1. For: A.T. McNiel,sr. Press Investigator says:

    Yes… Almighty God Punished Shameless (McCaffery) Judge…Justice.. as he (God) punished the King of Egypt… in the Bible… “as it was in the beginning so shall in be in the end… when the son of Man come… plus the Judge was punished for unlawfully arresting and imprisoning (Minister McNeil, sr. Anthony T) for ten (10) years… McCaffery postponed his due process speedy trial rights for 10 years and brought the Minister to Court for 60 times.. see: Comm. vs. ANTHONY T. MCNEIL (pp#625948) THIS WAS FOR THE mINISTER SEEING (child/PORNO) ON COMPUTER.

  2. For: A.T. McNiel,sr. Press Investigator says:

    Yes… God got him (MCCAFFERY/AKA: SHAMELESS MCCAFFERY) YES… GOD GOT HIM… JUST LIKE HE (ALMINGHTY GOD) GOT (PUNISHED) THE KING OF EGYPT … SO MR. MCCAFFERY WAS EXPOSED AND PUNISHED FOR HIS PAST BAD FAITH ACTS… HE UNLAWFULLY IMPRISONED ONE OF OUR MINISTER(S) FOR TEN (10) YEARS FOR EXERCISING HIS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND WALKING INTO JUDGE MCCAFFERY’S OFFICE AND SEEING SOME CHILD/PORNOGRAPHIC PHOTOS BEING VIEWED BY JD. MCCAFFERY… THE JUDGE TOLD HIM TO GET OUT AND WAITH IN THE COURT ROOM… LATER AGREED TO ISSUE A SHORT ORDER TO THE MINISTER TO RELEASE SHAWN WEBB, UNDER BAIL RULE 524(C)(1)(2)(3) SIGN OWN BAIL BOND.

  3. McCaffrey is a hack and is no way qualified to be a Supreme Court justice. Before his election, he presided over some night kangaroo court for drunk Philadelphia Eagles fans. Maybe they rubbed off on him.

  4. Denny Bonavita says:

    McCaffery’s “Since when….” is a red herring. He supposedly sent the emails FROM a private computer but TO government-owned computers. Any judge would rule that the emails on a government-owned computer are fair game, not “prying into.”

  5. The Lizard says:

    Let’s talk about law enforcement being involved too. Frank Noonan, who is in front of cameras almost every day reporting on the Eric Frein manhunt is implicated as well. Is this massive expenditure of manpower and resource up in the northeast woods looking for a terrorist-assassin or a great way to keep media from paying attention to this scandal?

  6. Yikes I agree with David Diano. elroy hirsh makes some salient points.

    “The porno email story is about fraternization…
    ***
    First, a Supreme Court Justice sent porn to the Attorney General’s Office. Why? He felt safe in sharing with FRIENDS. This strikes at the heart of our criminal justice system and impacts all PA citizens.
    ***

    Imagine having to appear before a judge (on any level) and later finding out that he and the cop or prosecutor share porn. Do you think you will get a fair Hearing?”

  7. Unsanctioned R says:

    Holy crap I agree w/ Elroy (and David)!

  8. Esquire says:

    I thought this was a “Republican porn scandal”.

  9. David Diano says:

    Elroy- That is an extremely important point you have made. I will be incorporating it into my future arguments and thinking on this issue. Thanks.

  10. Pam says:

    This was the same judge who went into the Attorney General’s office and tried to get into the room where the files were located when the AG’s office was reviewing the Sandusky files. Now we understand why.

  11. elroy hirsch says:

    Please don’t miss the point of this very serious issue.

    The porno email story is about fraternization and bribery.

    First, a Supreme Court Justice sent porn to the Attorney General’s Office. Why? He felt safe in sharing with FRIENDS. This strikes at the heart of our criminal justice system and impacts all PA citizens.

    Second, if judges and law enforcement are sharing porn, how do we know a defendant, who becomes aware of this fact, doesn’t bribe a judge, cop or prosecutor to change the course of the investigation?

    We all respect free speech. This is cutting into the basic fabric of our criminal justice system.

    Imagine having to appear before a judge (on any level) and later finding out that he and the cop or prosecutor share porn. Do you think you will get a fair Hearing?

  12. Montco PA Dem – I think these emails were all sent on state computers, and Seamus is claiming they were personal (as if that matters when using state computers).

  13. I can’t believe that the headline for this isn’t “Shame on Seamus” or “Shame for Seamus”.

  14. So wait — is this thing about personal emails not sent or received on state computers or state networks? If so…WTF?

  15. Sean says:

    Time to go. I’ve owned golden retrievers better qualified to serve on the Supreme Court than McCaffrey, but the day of reckoning is at at hand even in this debased era.

  16. Sophie says:

    …oops?

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