View Full Version : Judge behind ‘cash for kids’ scheme gets an earful

02-21-2011, 05:05 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A federal jury on Friday found a former Pennsylvania judge guilty in a so-called kids-for-cash scheme, in which he took money in exchange for sending juvenile offenders to for-profit detention centers.

Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was accused of taking $2.8 million in bribes and kickbacks for putting juveniles into detention centers owned by friends.

The jury in Scranton found him guilty of racketeering, money-laundering conspiracy, fraud and filing false income tax returns.

The jury found him not guilty, however, of seven counts of extortion and 10 counts of bribery.

The former judge faces a maximum sentence of 157 years in prison. The jury also ruled he must forfeit $997,600 </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">‘Scumbag!’: Judge behind ‘cash for kids’ scheme gets an earful

In the trials of those behind the “kids for cash” scheme discussed in Michael Moore’s film Capitalism: A Love Story, one recently convicted judge, <u>who sentenced countless innocent children to a private juvenile detention center, recently got an earful from a furious mother whose son committed suicide.</u>

This video is from CNN, broadcast Feb. 19, 2011 </div></div>

link (http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/02/scumbag-judge-behind-cash-for-kids-scheme-gets-an-earful/)

Scum of the earth IMO.


02-21-2011, 05:12 AM
The guy seems to be a dirt bag, but Moore's claim that they were innocent is so far unfounded.


Gayle in MD
02-21-2011, 06:44 AM
Two other Lackawanna County politicians, Commissioner A.J. Munchak, 64, and former Commissioner Robert Cordaro, 49, are awaiting trial on federal charges that they pocketed at least $475,000 in kickbacks or bribes from vendors during the four years their Republican administration controlled county government. No trial date has been set.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/more-ex-judges-legislators-are-on-feds-slate-1.1107731#ixzz1Eb3sVPxN