Embattled former Luzerne County Common Pleas Judges Michael T. Conahan and Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. were arraigned in federal court Tuesday in Pennsylvania and pleaded not guilty to 48 counts, including racketeering and related charges. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Blewitt released the judges on the bail conditions set in February, which include prohibitions on possessing passports or firearms.
Former Pa. Judges Plead Not Guilty to New Charges
The Legal Intelligencer
September 16, 2009