Former Pennsylvania judge goes on trial over juvenile sentencing scandal

[JURIST] Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania [official website] on Monday began selecting the jury in the corruption trial of former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella for his role in a juvenile sentencing scandal [JURIST news archive]. Ciavarella, a former judge in Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas, is accused of receiving kickbacks for sentencing teenagers to two private juvenile detention facilities in which they had a financial interest. Ciavarella is…

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