Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kickback Scheme Judges Sued

A lawsuit has been filed against two Pennsylvania judges accused of taking more than $2 million in kickbacks to send youth offenders to privately run detention centers.

The suit names Luzerne County Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan and 14 other defendants. It was filed in federal court late Thursday on behalf of hundreds of children and their families who were alleged victims of the corruption.

Attorney Michael Cefalo: "At the hands of two grossly corrupt judges and several conspirators, hundreds of Pennsylvania children, their families and loved ones, were victimized and their civil rights violated."

Full Article and Source:
Families sue Pa. judges in kickback scheme

See also:
Web Page For Victims

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Judges taking kickbacks?

More than $2,000,000.00 in kickbacks that they know about?

I am applauding and cheering for the victims, they will get their day in court.

Nothing can bring back the time lost, or fix or take away the pain these corrupt, shameful judges forced on the victims and their families but seeing these disgusting offenders hauled off in handcuffs is a good beginning.

Getting a chance at justice, does make a difference.

Anonymous said...

It is good to see justice for a change. Accountability and justice.

If they'll target the young, they'll target the elderly.

The PA AG needs to investigate every case either of these two judges have had their filthy hands on.

Anonymous said...

Good!! I was hoping the families would get together and sue.

This is great news!

Anonymous said...

How deep into corruption and the kickbacks and the scheming will the investigators dig?

I hope they dig through all of the muck, all the way to HELL!

Anonymous said...

What low-life dirtbags to do this play acting con-job in a courtroom with their costume judicial robes no conscience or true remorse. I hope they are targets and given the treatment they deserve on a daily basis when they will be doing hard time in their cages.

The corrupt greedy judges harm the judges who are doing their jobs, those who are ethical and honest.

Anonymous said...

Whaaaahoooo!

Anonymous said...

When judges go bad it is the end of civilization as we know it.

They, the judges, are joining the ranks of those with criminal minds, the parade of convicted criminals who are our elected officials, the leaders of our county, state and federal government.

When a party enters a courtroom, what does the party see?

A person, a judge, who is either a crook looking for personal enrichment or a good guy, so which is it?