The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( http://bit.ly/KxeIsP) on Tuesday reports that the high-court handed down the order disbarring 63-year-old Michael Joyce, of Erie County, on June 14.
The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline had previously barred Joyce from ever holding judicial office because he was convicted of insurance fraud for collecting $440,000 by exaggerating neck and back injuries from a slow-speed car accident years before. His law license had also been suspended before he was permanently disbarred last week.
Joyce was eventually sentenced to 46 months in federal prison and is scheduled to be released from a halfway house in Pittsburgh in late August.
Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com