Wednesday, February 11, 2009

If Judge Needed Extra Cash He Should Have Tried Payday Loans

Payday loans legal; taking bribes not

Mark Civarella

Mark Ciavarella

A judge should know the difference between legal ways of getting extra cash, like payday loans, and illegal methods, like taking bribes.

Worse yet, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking bribes as well as sending juveniles to jail unfairly and without proper trials.

Bad judgment

According to The Associated Press, the judges got millions of dollars in kickbacks for sending juveniles to private youth detention facilities. In the city of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan will face prosecutors from a side of the courtroom they are not used to.

Literally thousands of kids’ lives were just tossed aside in order for a couple of judges to make some money, said Marsha Levick, an attorney with the Philadelphia Juvenile Law Center.

Levick’s organization is representing hundreds of youths who the two accused judges sentenced.

How much extra cash

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