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Pa. judge guilty of racketeering in kickback case

 


Pa. judge guilty of racketeering in kickback case

MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press

SCRANTON, Pa. — A former juvenile court judge was convicted Friday of racketeering in a case that accused him of sending youth offenders to for-profit detention centers in exchange for millions of dollars in illicit payments from the builder and owner of the lockups.

Luzerne County ex-Judge Mark Ciavarella, 61, left the bench in disgrace two years ago after prosecutors charged him with engineering one of the biggest courtroom frauds in U.S. history by using juvenile delinquents as pawns in a plot to ge...



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