Thursday, January 29, 2009

Alleged Public Corruption

News of President Judge Mark Ciavarella's resignation comes hours before federal prosecutors hold a news conference to discuss the results of an investigation of alleged public corruption at the Luzerne County Courthouse.

Agents with the FBI and IRS will join Acting U.S. Attorney Martin Carlson at the news conference in Scranton.

The investigation has been public knowledge for several months as federal agents have served search warrants and subpoenas on several courthouse offices.

Full Article and Source:
Judge steps down ahead of federal probe findings

More information:

Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan are accused of using their position on the bench to steer kids to a juvenile detention facility.
No Shortage of Reaction to Charges Against Judges

A youth advocacy group said it is contemplating a federal class-action lawsuit against a judge accused of taking millions of dollars in exchange for placing juvenile offenders into privately owned detention facilities.
Civil suit threatened against implicated Pa. judge

Timeline traces corruption charges

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, this is a wonderful thing to witness.

Accountability is finally coming to fruition.