Former Federal Judge Missing in Lackawanna County

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COVINGTON TOWNSHIP -- U.S. Marshals are currently searching for a former federal judge who went missing from his home in Lackawanna County early Wednesday morning.

According to police reports, Judge Edwin Kosik, 92, was last seen at his residence along Daleville Road in Covington Township around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Kosik was in the headlines just last month after he was transferred to "inactive" status due to ongoing health issues. He served on the bench for more than three decades, overseeing many federal trials, including the infamous "Kids for Cash" case involving former Luzerne County judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan.

There will be a news conference in regards to Kosik's disappearance 11 a.m. Thursday at the federal courthouse in Scranton.

The U.S. Marshals are conducting a search for the missing former judge. Anyone with information on Kosik's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or contact the Marshals at 570-346-7277 ext. 0.

Judge Kosik is described as being 5’8”, with gray hair, blue eyes, and wearing glasses. He is wearing a blue winter coat. He is driving a 2015 gray Acura RDX with PA registration JNC 1450. The vehicle has damage on the driver’s side.

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