Monday, March 9, 2009

Class Action Against Judges

An unprecedented case of judicial corruption is unfolding in Pennsylvania. Several hundred families have filed a class-action lawsuit against two former judges who have pleaded guilty to taking bribes.



More Information:
More than 70 juveniles and their families filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against two former judges who pleaded guilty this month in a scheme that involved their taking kickbacks to put young offenders in privately run detention centers.
70 Youths Sue Former Judges in Detention Kickback Case

See also:
"When Judges Stain Our Kids"

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great news!

Now, this is news worth watching. I hope the judges are feeling fear, some of what their victims felt when their future was in their untrustworthy hands.

No amount of money could ever begin to ease the pain and suffering but I wish the plaintiffs the very best at just conclusion.

Anonymous said...

It is important that people unite to fight these terrible abuses done in the name of the law.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is so good to see! I'm dancing in the street!

Anonymous said...

This pay to play kickback scheme goes on every day under color of law which we know extends beyond juvenile court not only in CT but in all 50 states; it is a national disgrace, well oiled organized crime racket.

The elderly, disabled adults are targets, they find themselves victims, wards, of court approved kickback schemes as well.

How many judges have are related to and/or have financial interest in nursing home facilities?

How many judges have personal, financial relationships with guardians and conservators and the inside loop of lawfirms, the inner circle?

With legs into the nursing facilities who all profit from the ward turned into a product?

This goes deep, real deep and I suggest the investigators start tracking who is profitting from whom with court approval and who is appointing probate judges or bankrolling the judges campaign war chests.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for these families! I am praying for their success against these two crooks!

Anonymous said...

My husband does not miss a day of Amy Goodman and 'Democracy Now'. If anyone will spread the word throughout the country about an injustice, it is Amy.

There is voice in numbers. Unity is key.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see these judges getting what's coming to them.

But I imagine they just got caught. There are more just like these three who haven't gotten caught.

wisernow said...

This is only the top of the snake pit.

These crooks wearing their costumes, collecting their salaries from the taxpayer, wearing their robes as a disguise have been perceived as:
1) honest,
2)hardworking,
3)trustworthy,
4)ethical
5)educated members of the court - the truth is finally coming out.

Please keep digging, connecting the dots, there is more, much more dirty secrets and dirt to discover.

Anonymous said...

Democracy Now did a great job with this report.

They did say that every case these 2 judges had will be reviewed, but it wasn't said in a way that ensures they're looking at ALL their cases, including elderly.

We have to keep the spotlight on these judges!