A federal court judge this week dismissed three defendants from civil suits related to the “kids-for-cash” scandal in Luzerne County, Pa., effectively clearing the way for the case to move forward.
Judge A. Richard Caputo of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted motions filed by the wives of former Luzerne County Common Pleas Court Judges Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan, as well as one filed by Conahan’s brother-in-law, who served as a psychologist for the county’s probation department.
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