Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Mark Ciavarella, the former judge from Luzerne County, PA who was convicted of sending undeserving children into prison for kickbacks from a private prison builder, is back in the news. Now, he has submitted a motion to the court seeking to toss out his conviction and get a new trial. I'm not in the least bit surprised that this happened, considering Mr. Ciavarella has a bit of a history with manipulating the law to his benefit. Hopefully, he will fail miserably in this attempt to overturn the convictions. If not, I might just lose all faith in our criminal justice system.