Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Judith Maloney, suspended in March after her arrest, is out as Health Director. Acting Director Kristen Wenrich is promoted.
Embattled Bethlehem Health Director Judith Maloney was officially replaced Tuesday by Kristen Wenrich, who has been serving as the acting health director for months. Maloney’s employment with the city officially ended last week, 10 months after she was suspended following her arrest for domestic simple assault. Maloney’s boss, Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Director Joe Kelly, would not say if she was fired nor would he describe the terms of her departure. Kelly would only say that Maloney is no longer employed by the city. Wenrich was recommended by the Bethlehem Health Board on Friday and Mayor John Callahan accepted that recommendation, according to a news release. "I believe Ms. Wenrich will be an excellent health …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Bethlehem Health Bureau Director has been on administrative leave since she was charged with domestic simple assault in March.
The assistant district attorney who handled the criminal case of suspended Bethlehem Health Bureau Director Judy Maloney on Tuesday issued a statement to clarify the terms under which charges were withdrawn last week. “The charges were not withdrawn because the District Attorney’s Office believed that Judith Maloney was a victim of domestic violence,” said Assistant District Attorney Juliet Dowling. “The office also did not withdraw the charges because there was insufficient evidence to meet our burden. The charges were withdrawn because I felt it was an appropriate resolution to the case because Ms. Maloney accepted responsibility and was getting therapy.” Dowling's statement is a stark contrast from a claim made by Maloney’s attorney, …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Judy Maloney no longer facing criminal charges, but her future in City Hall remains uncertain.
The Lehigh County District Attorney last week dropped an assault charge against the director of the Bethlehem Health Bureau, who was arrested in March for allegedly hitting her live-in boyfriend over the head with a glass candleholder. Charges against Judith Maloney were dropped under a deal struck between Assistant District Attorney Juliet Dowling and Maloney’s attorney, Melissa Rudas, according to the DA’s spokeswoman Debbie Garlicki. But while the criminal case against Maloney has been resolved, there is still uncertainty regarding her future at City Hall, where her employers have had her on administrative leave since March. Back in April, at Maloney’s preliminary hearing, Dowling said she would consider dropping the charges in 90 …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Judith Maloney could have domestic assault charges dropped if she remains in anger management training, assistant district attorney says.
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Bethlehem’s suspended health bureau director, accused of hitting her domestic partner with a glass candle holder, may have charges against her dropped if she continues to undergo anger management counseling, according to published reports. Lehigh County Assistant District Attorney Juliet Dowling said that her office will consider dropping charges against Judith Maloney in 90 days, The Morning Call reported. Dowling made the statement during a preliminary Friday before District Judge Robert Halal, who was assigned to the case after District Judge Wayne Maura of Bethlehem recused himself. The alleged assault occurred on March 8 at Maloney’s home where she lived with Michael Correll, after the couple argued about the dog, Correll required …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Maloney accused of hitting boyfriend in the head with glass candle holder, city suspends her pending internal investigation of incident.
Friday, March 9, 2012
UPDATED: 10:40 p.m. Bethlehem Health Director Judith Maloney was charged with simple assault and suspended from her job after allegedly hitting her boyfriend in the head with a glass candle holder at their home Thursday night, Bethlehem police said. The alleged assault was apparently the result of an argument over Maloney failing to let the couple's dog outside, according to The Express Times, which cited court papers. Michael Correll, Maloney’s boyfriend, suffered a cut to the top of his head, which required three staples to close at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, the newspaper reported. Maloney, 49, of 320 Grandview Boulevard, was charged with simple assault and harassment. She was arraigned before Lehigh County District Judge …