Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Mark Ciavarella was just convicted on more than 25 charges, including racketeering, for his involvement in a scheme to send juveniles to a youth detention center for kickbacks from the facility's builder. He is likely to receive a sentence of 12 or more years. While I'm glad to see some measure of justice, I'm not sure if this goes far enough. Ciavarella made more than $2 million by sending undeserving kids into prison, which it doesn't appear that he'll have to pay back.