Twenty-Eight Years

Former Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Mark A. Ciavarella, Jr., was sentenced this morning to 28 years imprisonment in the now infamous “cash for kids” scandal.  Ciavarella will be 89 when the sentence runs.  Ciavarell was also ordered to pay over a million dollars in restitution.  We have written before (here, here, and here) about the problem of taking money that does not belong to you, but what Ciavarella did was something worse, and the punishment reflects that.

-Josh J.T. Byrne, Esquire

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