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From the federal prosecutions of former Lackawanna County Commissioners Robert Cordaro and A.J. Munchak, former Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak and spectacularly corrupt Luzerne County Judges Mark Conahan and Mark Ciavarella, to previous state-level prosecutions of prison ...
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- A woman from Luzerne County has just written her first novel. It's had some initial success already, selling out more than once at an area Barnes and Noble store. "The Devil's Song" is a mystery, and it's fiction, but the writer admits she was influenced by real-life events that ...

SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- What's next for the kids-for-cash judge Mark Ciavarella? That's the question many people are asking after a federal judge threw out three of his 12 convictions. Ciavarella is serving up to 28 years in prison after being convicted in 2011 in connection ...
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) There are big developments regarding the appeal of former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella. A federal judge has decided to throw out three of the counts Ciavarella was convicted on saying he should go to trial on them a second time. Ciavarella was convicted on 12 total charges ...
Kingston attorney Vito DeLuca was Luzerne County solicitor during the FBI's raid on that county's court annex in Wilkes-Barre in 2008, which led to the indictments of "kids-for-cash" judges, Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella. In yesterday's raid in Scranton, DeLuca says extra troopers were likely ...
Mark Ciavarella had every right to appeal the conviction that put him in jail for the last six years, and — if not overturned — will keep him there another 22. That doesn't make him right when he claims he shouldn't be where he is. Ciavarella has been the master of denial since the moment he got entangled in ...

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Disgraced "kids for cash" judge Mark Ciavarella insists his lawyers failed him at his trial and as a result he should get a new trial. That argument is at the very core of Ciavaralla's appeal to have his 2011 conviction overturned. His former lawyers admitted ...
Now, Mark Ciavarella wants his conviction tossed out. The convicted felon and former judge sent thousands of kids to detention centers in exchange for financial kickbacks. Juveniles who never should have been sent away. Ciavarella is serving a 28 year prison sentence, but he wants out, saying his rights ...
A former Pennsylvania judge serving a 28-year prison term for a scandal that became known as "kids for cash'' has secured an appeals hearing to overturn some of his convictions. An evidentiary hearing is set for Sept. 14 in Harrisburg. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was convicted of ...
After securing a new trial on three charges tied to the Kids for Cash scandal, former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella now wants other convictions overturned. But a day after Ciavarella filed his motion, the U.S. Attorney's Office on Thursday made a request of its own. Prosecutors informed U.S. District ...
From the federal prosecutions of former Lackawanna County Commissioners Robert Cordaro and A.J. Munchak, former Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak and spectacularly corrupt Luzerne County Judges Mark Conahan and Mark Ciavarella, to previous state-level prosecutions of prison ...
From the federal prosecutions of former Lackawanna County Commissioners Robert Cordaro and A.J. Munchak, former Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak and spectacularly corrupt Luzerne County Judges Mark Conahan and Mark Ciavarella, to previous state-level prosecutions of prison ...
Mike Papantonio: A former judge serving 28 years in prison for accepting $2 million in kickbacks from imprisoning kids just had some of his convictions overturned. This has caused an outrage, especially among those who were victims of his kids for cash scheme. Joining me to talk about this is Mollye ...
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP -- A woman from Luzerne County has just written her first novel. It's had some initial success already, selling out more than once at an area Barnes and Noble store. "The Devil's Song" is a mystery, and it's fiction, but the writer admits she was influenced by real-life events that ...
U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo set a deadline at the request of attorneys representing 1,800 parents and juveniles who sued Powell and ... involving former county judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella and two juvenile detention centers Powell had co-owned, court records show.
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- What's next for the kids-for-cash judge Mark Ciavarella? That's the question many people are asking after a federal judge threw out three of his 12 convictions. Ciavarella is serving up to 28 years in prison after being convicted in 2011 in connection ...
In 2008, two judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan, were convicted of accepting money from Robert Mericle, the builder of two private, for-profit youth centers for the detention of juveniles, in return for contracting with the facilities and imposing harsh adjudications on ...

Kingston attorney Vito DeLuca was Luzerne County solicitor during the FBI's raid on that county's court annex in Wilkes-Barre in 2008, which led to the indictments of "kids-for-cash" judges, Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella. In yesterday's raid in Scranton, DeLuca says extra troopers were likely ...
Mark Ciavarella had every right to appeal the conviction that put him in jail for the last six years, and — if not overturned — will keep him there another 22. ... He also insisted he ran his juvenile court the same way any judge would, even though thousands of his convictions were ultimately vacated. From this ...
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Disgraced "kids for cash" judge Mark Ciavarella insists his lawyers failed him at his trial and as a result he should get a new trial. That argument is at the very core of Ciavaralla's appeal to have his 2011 conviction overturned. His former lawyers admitted ...
Now, Mark Ciavarella wants his conviction tossed out. The convicted felon and former judge sent thousands of kids to detention centers in exchange for financial kickbacks. Juveniles who never should have been sent away. Ciavarella is serving a 28 year prison sentence, but he wants out, saying his rights ...
A former Pennsylvania judge serving a 28-year prison term for a scandal that became known as "kids for cash'' has secured an appeals hearing to overturn some of his convictions. An evidentiary hearing is set for Sept. 14 in Harrisburg. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was convicted of ...
Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., 66, is currently incarcerated at a federal prison in Kentucky after being found guilty in 2011 of charges stemming from the former president judge's involvement in a $2.8 million kickback scheme connected to the construction of two for-profit, private juvenile detention centers and the ...
Over the past eight years, the kickback scheme, known as "kids for cash," has resulted in prison terms for two Luzerne County judges and two ... admitting to paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to former Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. and his boss, Judge Michael Conahan.
A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison in connection to a bribery scandal that roiled the state's juvenile justice system. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was convicted of taking $1 million in bribes from developers of juvenile detention centers. The judge then presided ...
Prosecutors say former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella used children as pawns, locking them up unjustly in a plot to get rich. ... 2009 when federal prosecutors announced that the respected county judgesCiavarella and Michael Conahan had pleaded guilty to tax evasion and honest services fraud.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A federal judge in Pennsylvania has sanctioned two attorneys $52,000 for their "continued pursuit of frivolous claims and defenses. ..... A federal judge in Harrisburg Monday vacated the charges against 67-year-old former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella (shih-vuh-REHL'-uh) Jr.
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) There are big developments regarding the appeal of former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella. A federal judge has decided to throw out three of the counts Ciavarella was convicted on saying he should go to trial on them a second time. Ciavarella was convicted on 12 total charges ...
LUZERNE COUNTY -- Some of the people sent to jail by former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella more than a decade ago are outraged that he could possibly get years knocked off his sentence. A federal judge on Monday ordered a new trial for the judge on three of his felony convictions. All of those ...
he replied. He took a look around and asked, “Where's your son's attorney?” “Oh, we didn't hire an attorney. We were told the judge would take that as a threat.” The judge, Mark Ciavarella, was notorious for having a hard stance on crime. He often visited schools and told students that if they broke the law, ...
In 2008, two American judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan, were accused of taking more than $2 ...
In 2008, two American judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan, were accused of taking more than $2 ...
His cousin was a victim in the case involving former Luzerne County judge Mark Ciavarella and received a settlement in the case. “When you ...
His cousin was a victim in the case involving former Luzerne County judge Mark Ciavarella and received a settlement in the case. “When you ...
U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo rejected that request Aug. ... involving former county judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella and ...
The news has long reported on police officers, sheriffs or judges being caught ... The judge, Mark Ciavarella, took $2.6 million in bribes from a ...
... county's court annex in Wilkes-Barre in 2008, which led to the indictments of "kids-for-cash" judges, Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella.
Mark Ciavarella had every right to appeal the conviction that put him in jail ... He also insisted he ran his juvenile court the same way any judge ...
Mark Ciavarella had every right to appeal the conviction that put him in jail for the ... The disgraced jurist's appearance before a federal judge in ...
HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Disgraced "kids for cash" judge Mark Ciavarella insists his lawyers failed him at his trial ...
Now, Mark Ciavarella wants his conviction tossed out. The convicted felon and former judge sent thousands of kids to detention centers in ...
Former Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark Ciavarella, currently serving a 28-year sentence for his role in the "kids-for-cash" ...
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was convicted of accepting bribes in exchange for ordering kids to a for-profit detention center.
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella (shih-vuh-REHL'-uh) was convicted of accepting bribes in exchange for ordering kids to a ...
He served on the bench for more than three decades, overseeing many federal trials, including the infamous "Kids for Cash" case involving former Luzerne County judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan. There will be a news conference in regards to Kosik's disappearance 11 a.m. Thursday at the ...
Prosecutors said Conahan and former fellow judge Mark Ciavarella ... term in April 2013 for failing to report illegal activity by the two judges.
... of the juveniles imprisoned by Kids for Cash judge Mark Ciavarella. .... against Ciavarella and Conahan, accusing the judges of accepting ...
SCRANTON — A former Luzerne County judge at the center of the Kids for Cash juvenile justice scandal argued in a federal court filing ...
One of those claims drew to a close Monday, when a federal judge signed ... Pleas Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. and his boss, Judge Michael Conahan. ... Because of limits on the kind of behavior judges can be held civilly liable ...
A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison in connection to a bribery scandal that roiled the state's juvenile justice system. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was convicted of taking $1 million in bribes from developers of juvenile detention centers. The judge then presided ...


 

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