Judge Sentenced to 28 Years After Taking Money For Harsher Juvenile Sentencing
A long time-serving judge has been handed a sentencing of nearly 30 years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal. Former Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr was sentenced to 28 years in prison for taking $1 million in bribes from the builder of two juvenile detention centers. The owner of the centers wanted to get the centers filled with kids, which would make him money.
Ciavarella sentenced many innocent or mild offenders to multiple years in juvenile detention. One girl made a joke MySpace account about her teacher, she was sentenced to multiple years of juvenile detention.
I'm glad justice is being served, but I feel so bad for the kids that will never get those years back.