Corrupt judges on trial! Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan, who took $3 million for sending 3,000 children to a detention center.
Judicial corruption is one of the worst nightmares in our society.
In Luzerne County, Pa., a respected judge named Mark A. Ciavarella was convicted in 2011 on 12 counts of racketeering, bribery and extortion. Ciavarella sent 3,000 kids away to a for-profit juvenile detention center. Aside from ruining so many lives, he received close to $3 million dollars in kickbacks. The scandal became known as “Kids For Cash.”
The children, most of them in their early teens, were sent away for the “crimes” of fighting with a classmate, creating a fake MySpace page, talking back to a teacher, or cursing. These kids were sent away for years. They lost their childhoods.
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