Castille strongly declared that judges associated with the scandal will “pay the piper.”
The top Judge asked in letterform as well as on a follow up phone call with current Attorney General Kathleen Kane for the names of magistrates involved as well as for copies of the emails.
Speaking on a conference call with reporters, Castille stated “I want to make sure that, if they are involved, they have to pay the piper. It’s just sad for us as a branch of government if anyone is involved in this type of activity.”
Judges connected with the misconduct would be violating the commonwealth’s Judicial Code of Conduct. First, the use of state computers to exchange the emails would be a major violation. Secondly, any judges swapping the emails containing hardcore pornography with prosecutors on former cases would present an encroachment of conflict of interest statutes.
On Thursday Kane released a selection of emails containing many former and current of Governor Corbett’s top deputies. Castille is now requesting all of the emails, not just the ones already freed.
Governor Corbett also demanded all the facts this weekend.