- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

FRANKLIN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania county prosecutor fired for misconduct including menacing defendants on the witness stand has been disbarred.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania disbarred James Carbone on Wednesday.

The Franklin attorney was fired as a Venango County assistant district attorney in 2012 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 a man was granted a new trial on charges he physically abused a 1-year-old boy.

The Associated Press could not immediately locate Carbone on Thursday. A call to an attorney who represented him when he was unsuccessfully sued over another prosecution didn’t immediately return a call.

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