NOTE: Followers of this blog and those involved in foreclosure defense, witnessing judicial corruption on daily basis - should not be shocked by this. Judges selling out our youth for $$$$. Many juveniles were only 10, constitutional rights were trampled - including right to an attorney. GEEZE if it had been here they would have been denied the right to a jury - it sounds so familiar.
This is heinous and the judge selling off the children's rights should be locked up for life. This is worse than robbing people of money, worse than stealing a home, it is STEALING A LIFE.
Ex-judge convicted of jailing kids for cash - Crimesider - CBS News: "The 61-year-old Luzerne County ex-judge 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 get rich.
Federal prosecutors accused Ciavarella and a second judge, Michael Conahan, of taking more than $2 million in bribes from the builder of the PA Child Care and Western PA Child Care detention centers and extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from the facilities' co-owner. Ciavarella insisted the payments were legal and denied that he incarcerated youths for money."