A federal grand jury has handed down a 48-count indictment against two former Luzerne County, Pa., judges, alleging the men engaged in racketeering and related charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Wednesday.

The indictment, a copy of which was not available at press time Wednesday, comes about 5 1/2 weeks after a federal judge rejected the conditional plea agreements of Michael T. Conahan and Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and nearly two weeks after the men withdrew their conditional guilty pleas in the matter.

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