- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania wants a fired northwestern Pennsylvania prosecutor to be disbarred.

The (Oil City) Derrick (https://bit.ly/1w9fB2a ) reports attorney Samuel Napoli asked a hearing committee to recommend disbarment for James Carbone, who was fired as an assistant prosecutor by the Venango County district attorney two years ago.

Carbone didn’t attend Tuesday’s hearing in Pittsburgh and The Associated Press could not immediately locate him for comment.

Carbone was fired after the Superior Court found he had prejudiced defendants in two separate cases with “prosecutorial misconduct” including menacing behavior, yelling and pointing his finger in the face of the defendants.

In one case, the county was barred from retrying a sexual assault defendant and in the other case a man convicted of physically abusing a 1-year-old boy was granted a new trial.

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