Two Pennsylvania judges told a federal judge Thursday they were guilty of accepting more than $2.6 million in kickbacks from the owner and builder of two juvenile detention centers. Former President Judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and retired Judge Michael T. Conahan pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. A federal prosecutor described the hearing as clearing "a major hurdle."
Pa. Judges Plead Guilty in Cash-for-Kids Corruption Scandal
The Legal Intelligencer
February 13, 2009