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Judge Receives Over 17 Year Sentence For Role In "Cash For Kids' Private Prisons Scandal

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Michael Conahan, a former jurist in Luzerne County, was sentenced on Friday to 210 months in custody by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik II. Conahan was also ordered to pay $874,000 in restitution. [...] As Main Justice reported in August, Ciavarella, former president judge of the Court of Common Pleas and former judge of the Juvenile Court for Luzerne County, was sentenced to 28 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $965,930. [...] Conahan's role in the 'cash for kids' scheme was to order the closing of a county-run detention center, clearing the way for Ciavarella, once known as a strict 'law and order' judge, to send young offenders to private facilities. This arrangement worked out well for Ciavarella and Conahan, as well as the builder of the facilities and a developer, who pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

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to throw innocent people in private prisons all ac... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:29:19 PM
If there was ever poetic justice, this is it.I agr... by linda jordan on Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:08:45 PM