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UPDATE: Judge Pomrenke facing possible administrative action following guilty verdict

(PHOTO: K. Roberts / WCYB)

The Virginia Supreme Court is expected to take action soon on Bristol Judge Kurt Pomrenke.

It's in regard to the fact that he's still serving as Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge. That despite his conviction yesterday of criminal contempt of court.

He was found guilty Wednesday of violating a federal court order that restricted his handling of evidence as part of his wife's legal team during her Bristol Virginia Utilities corruption trial.

He faces up to 6 months in jail and also has pending misconduct charges with the state supreme court involving charges of tampering with witnesses.

His conviction is a misdemeanor and does not automatically remove him from the bench.

But News 5 has learned that the Supreme Court is expected to take administrative action against him promptly.

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