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Ex-Judge Faces Jury In Alleged Kickback Scheme03:09Download


Jurors heard opening statements Tuesday in the case of a former Pennsylvania judge accused of taking bribes in exchange for sentencing juvenile offenders to privately run detention centers. Federal prosecutors claim that Mark Ciavarella accepted payments from the facilities' operators to sentence kids who didn't belong there. Thousands of the judge's convictions were overturned by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court.

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