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by Irvin Muchnick


Whitehall Township tells us that Detective Gerald Procanyn retired from the police there, where he had served since 1966, on April 25, 2003. That was a Friday, and he started on the Lehigh County district attorney’s office payroll the following Monday, April 28. The James Moore Jr. cold-case murder trial started just three days after that.

We don’t know if Procanyn, who must be in his 70s at this point, is a full- or part-time employee of the D.A. Reasonably, we can speculate that he is drawing a Whitehall Township pension — his departure there is called a retirement, not a resignation — and, like many cops and military personnel, is “double-dipping” with a new job, in his case on the public coin and in the same area of his base career.

I say “reasonably speculate” because Procanyn has not responded to Concussion Inc.’s inquiries. If that changes and we get more information on his timeline (as well as any impact that might have had on the Jimmy Snuka and Moore homicide investigations), we’ll let you know.


The 2013 ebook, JUSTICE DENIED: The Untold Story of Nancy Argentino’s Death in Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s Hotel Room, annotates our original article and benefits a women’s shelter in Nancy’s memory. You can order the ebook for $2.99 on Amazon Kindle ( or a PDF copy by email (send $2.99 via PayPal to [email protected]). One hundred percent of the proceeds are donated by the Argentino family, in Nancy’s memory, to the women’s shelter in development at the Salerno, Italy, church Centro Evangelical dei Fratelli.




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