/ 11.Aug, 2011
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
, 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