Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general confirmed for judicial post

  • The Associated Press

(Harrisburg) — Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Senate is confirming Gov. Tom Wolf’s nomination of a former state attorney general to fill a state court vacancy.

Wednesday’s vote confirms Bruce Beemer to replace a retired judge on the Allegheny County Court.

He’ll serve until a successor is picked in 2021’s election.

As Wolf’s inspector general since 2016, Beemer ran an office that investigates complaints about fraud, waste and misconduct in state agencies.

Beemer stepped in as Wolf’s nominee to the attorney general’s post for five months in 2016 to finish the elected term of his former boss, Kathleen Kane.

She had resigned after she was convicted.

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