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91-year-old federal judge in fair condition after ordeal in Pa.

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 31, 2017 12:56 PM
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This image provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Edwin Kosik. (Pennsylvania State Police via AP)

(Scranton) -- A 91-year-old federal judge with memory problems who disappeared from his home remains hospitalized one day after being found alive in a wooded area outside Scranton.

Edwin Kosik was listed in fair condition today, according to a spokeswoman at Geisinger Community Medical Center.

Kosik suffers from memory loss. He stopped handling cases last month.

The veteran judge disappeared from his home Tuesday night, sparking an intensive search that involved the U.S. Marshals Service, state police and the FBI.

Two teens found Kosik's SUV in a wooded area of Dunmore and alerted law enforcement. A search dog picked up the scent and found the judge about 100 yards away.

Kosik sent two corrupt judges to prison for their roles in a notorious juvenile justice scandal in Luzerne County known as "kids for cash."

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