Two Pennsylvania judges charged with taking kickbacks to send youth offenders to private detention centers are facing another civil suit tied to the scandal. The suit, filed Thursday on behalf of juvenile offenders sentenced between 2003 and 2008, claims the judges perpetrated "what ranks as one of the largest and most serious violations of children's rights in the history of the American legal system." Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan pleaded guilty to fraud earlier this month and face more than seven years in prison.
Pa. Judges Face New Civil Suit Over Alleged Kickbacks
The Associated Press
February 27, 2009