Two Judges Plead Guilty In Jail For Profit Scheme

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The New York Times is reporting that judges Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan have plead guilty to charges that they took money to provide a privately owned youth jail with prisoners.

The answers became a bit clearer on Thursday as the judge, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., and a colleague, Michael T. Conahan, appeared in federal court in Scranton, Pa., to plead guilty to wire fraud and income tax fraud for taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers run by PA Child Care and a sister company, Western PA Child Care.

While prosecutors say that Judge Conahan, 56, secured contracts for the two centers to house juvenile offenders, Judge Ciavarella, 58, was the one who carried out the sentencing to keep the centers filled.

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