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Saturday, June 21, 2008

[PA] Judge Zemgulis got 2 yr order against her ex-cop husband but he's still NOT CHARGED

...Sandra Zemgulis said her husband had stopped drinking for four months but had recently started again. "When he drinks, he is a nasty drunk"...

Do I really have to say again
that domestic violence is a "crime"?


PREVIOUS ENTRY:
[PA] No charges against retired, repeat-offender cop Zemgulis?
- ...During the argument, she said, he threw a lamp at her, hitting her in the back... He then threatened to shoot himself while holding a gun, according to the PFA... EASTON POLICE ARE NOT INVESTIGATING THE MATTER... In 2003, he pleaded guilty to a tire-slashing and road-rage incident and was sentenced to anger-management counseling, a fine and restitution. In 2005, a criminal mischief charge against him was dismissed, and he was acquitted in 2004 of a disorderly conduct charge...

EXCERPTS FROM CURRENT NEWS:

COURT ORDER AGAINST FORMER COP EXTENDED
The Express-Times
By MICHAEL BUCK mbuck@express-times.com
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The protection-from-abuse order filed by a former district judge against her husband was extended for two years on Wednesday during a hearing at Northampton County Court before Senior Judge Lawrence Brenner. Attorneys for John "Tim" Zemgulis and Sandra Zemgulis presented a written agreement to Brenner during the brief hearing... The PFA bars John Zemgulis from having any contact with his wife. Sandra Zemgulis filed for the PFA after a dispute May 5 with her husband during which he threw items around their home, according to court documents. He also threatened to shoot himself while holding a gun, records said... [Full article here]

EX-JUDGE GETS PFA AGAINST HUSBAND
ZEMGULIS SAYS FORMER OFFICER WAS VIOLENT TOWARD HER.
The Morning Call
June 19, 2008
...The court order was signed by Senior Judge Lawrence J. Brenner after Sandra Zemgulis and John Timothy Zemgulis reached an agreement through their attorneys before the scheduled start of their court hearing. Under the agreement, John Zemgulis will have access to the house on Belmont Street to remove his items... Sandra Zemgulis said her husband had stopped drinking for four months but had recently started again. "When he drinks, he is a nasty drunk," she wrote. "And he gets violent by throwing things around the house." Zemgulis retired from the police department in 1997 after 27 years. His wife retired in January after 37 years in the South Side District Court, 19 of them as a district judge. [Full article here]

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