UPDATE: Virginia commission likely to appeal evidence ruling in Judge Pomrenke case


The battle over evidence continues as federal prosecutors press criminal contempt charges against Bristol Judge Kurt Pomrenke.

One day after a ruling that prosecutors may use certain evidence there's an indication of an appeal by Virginia's Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission. The group filed a motion for a stay in the case Friday so they can file objections to the ruling made by Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sergeant, according to court documents obtained by News 5.

That commission claims the evidence which Pomrenke submitted during the commission's investigation of possible misconduct by him is confidential and shouldn't be revealed and used in the criminal contempt proceeding.

Attorneys for the commission seek to hold up the court order while it appeals the ruling.

It all involves evidence that Pomrenke tampered with witnesses during his wife's BVU corruption trial.