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3 Mai 2013

Autor*in:
Emily Smith, Opposing Views [USA]

Pennsylvania Judge Mark Ciavarella Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison For Selling Children [USA]

Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to almost three decades in jail after conspiring with private prisons to trade kids for cash. In the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from the state. Since 2003, Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum prison sentences…Ciavarella, known for his harsh and autocratic courtroom manner, was convicted of racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud, and tax evasion. He was ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution…[Refers to PA Child Care, Western PA Child Care]

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