In the News: Former PA Juvenile Court Judges withdraw pleas

Posted by on Aug 25, 2009 in In the News, Judicial Misconduct |

Former Luzerne County Juvenile Court judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan have withdrawn their guilty pleas. Under the plea agreement, Ciavarella and Conahan were to serve 87 months in prison. After concluding that the former judges did not comply with the terms of the plea bargain, Senior US District Judge Edward M. Kosik rejected the pair’s guilty pleas in July. Facing over twenty years of incarceration, Ciavarella and Conahan...

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In the News: Hundreds of PA juvenile convictions expunged

Posted by on Mar 26, 2009 in Judicial Misconduct, Juvenile Issues |

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has expunged the convictions of hundreds of low-level offenders who entered pleas without counsel in the court of former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella. Civarella and former Luzerne County judge Michael Conahan pleaded guilty to federal charges of “honest services fraud” and tax fraud in February. For more information, go to:...

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In the News: Ex-PA judge sentenced to 4 years in prison

Posted by on Mar 10, 2009 in Judicial Misconduct |

Former Superior Court Judge Michael T. Joyce was sentenced to 46-months in prison. Joyce was convicted of insurance fraud after submitting fraudulent claims following a car accident. For more information, go to: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09069/954525-100.stm?cmpid=latest.xml Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to...

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In the News: PA Judges plead guilty to fraud

Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in Jail Conditions, Judicial Misconduct, Juvenile Issues |

Luzerne County, PA Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan pleaded guilty to federal charges of “honest services fraud” and tax fraud. Both judges were removed from the bench in January. The guilty pleas were the result of Ciavarella and Conahan accepting $2.6 million dollars in payouts by PA Child Care, LLC and a sister-company. These companies owned and operated juvenile detention centers to which Judge Ciavarella is accused of...

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