EPISODE 13

Die Richter

Zwei Bezirksrichter aus Luzerne County, Mark Ciavarella und Michael Conahan, werden beschuldigt, über 2 Millionen Dollar Schmiergeld angenommen zu haben. Als Gegenleistung sprachen sie harte Strafen für Jugendliche aus, um die Auslastung einer kommerziellen Haftanstalt zu erhöhen.


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MARK CIAVARELLA

Mark Arthur Ciavarella Jr. ist ehemaliger Präsident des Amtsgerichts Luzerne in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania und einer der verurteilten Richter. 2008 wurde der "Kids for cash" -Skandal aufgedeckt für den er gemeinsam mit seinem Kollegen Michael Conahan verurteilt wurde.


DER FALL IN ZAHLEN

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Mark Ciavarella Liess über 3.000 Kinder und Jugendliche einsperren.


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In einem Jahr gab Ciavarella fast $470.000 aus, wovon $15.000 bis $20.000 aus seiner Wahlkampfkasse stammten.


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Mark Ciavarella & Michael Conahan Bekamen $2.6 Millionen Für Ihre “HILFE”.


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am 18. Februar 2011 wurde Mark Ciavarella in 12 der 39 Anklagepunkten schuldig gesprochen.


ZEITZEUGEN

 
Mein Sohn hat sich ins Herz geschossen, weil er nicht mehr derselbe war. Nie mehr. Er hat unser Leben ruiniert. Er war ein guter Junge. Ich hasse ihn.
— Sandy Fonzo, Mutter - Ihr Sohn wurde zu unrecht verklagt.

Dieses Video zeigt Mark Ciavarella unmittelbar nach seiner Verurteilung. Im Hintergrund hört man wie er von einer wütenden Mutter beschimpft wird. Ihr Sohn wurde von ihm zu einer Gefängsnisstrafe verurteilt.


 

Hier geht es zu den Originalquellen, an denen sich der “Concerned citizen” orientiert hat, um den Fall zu rekonstruieren:

https://anthraciteunite.com/2017/02/27/the-culture-of-corruption/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-10747919
http://citizensvoice.com/timeline-of-corruption-1.1100929
http://citizensvoice.com/mericle-pleads-guilty-in-kids-for-cash-scandal-1.223293
http://citizensvoice.com/news/judge-rules-in-ciavarella-s-favor-in-kids-for-cash-appeal-1.2288319
http://citizensvoice.com/news/ciavarella-s-trial-lawyers-admit-failing-to-address-potential-key-issue-1.2242912
http://citizensvoice.com/news/hearing-scheduled-in-ciavarella-appeal-1.2223652
http://citizensvoice.com/news/attorneys-of-imprisoned-kids-for-cash-judge-admit-failing-to-address-possible-key-issue-1.2242700
http://citizensvoice.com/news/prosecutors-mull-all-options-in-ciavarella-case-1.2288744
http://citizensvoice.com/news/kids-for-cash-teen-puts-life-back-together-1.2156743
http://citizensvoice.com/news/victims-families-ready-for-ciavarella-hearing-1.2238190
http://citizensvoice.com/news/father-of-suicidal-man-in-kids-for-cash-case-i-basically-framed-him-1.1109065
http://citizensvoice.com/news/trial-update-ciavarella-wanted-to-avoid-scrutiny-and-publicity-1.1105217
http://citizensvoice.com/ciavarella-sentenced-to-28-years-in-prison-1.1187339
http://citizensvoice.com/news/fall-of-the-citizens-judge-1.1107679
http://citizensvoice.com/news/powell-says-judges-relentlessly-pursued-him-1.1103478
http://citizensvoice.com/news/feds-set-to-appeal-ciavarella-reversal-1.2311700
http://citizensvoice.com/news/ex-judge-ciavarella-s-wife-files-for-divorce-1.1494568
http://citizensvoice.com/news/ciavarella-s-final-days-of-freedom-1.1187683
http://citizensvoice.com/news/state-agency-drops-challenge-to-ciavarella-pension-1.1155333
http://citizensvoice.com/ciavarella-admits-tax-fraud-conspiracy-1.1105241
http://citizensvoice.com/news/trial-update-powell-s-testimony-to-continue-thursday-1.1102364
http://citizensvoice.com/news/ciavarella-guilty-of-racketeering-1.1107236
http://citizensvoice.com/news/ciavarella-awaits-structured-life-in-illinois-prison-1.1202759
http://citizensvoice.com/news/those-sentenced-by-ciavarella-wait-outside-court-1.1101478
http://citizensvoice.com/mericle-backers-were-guaranteed-contract-to-house-juveniles-in-2001-1.1102385
http://citizensvoice.com/news/trial-update-witness-saw-powell-give-cash-filled-envelopes-to-state-official-1.1104753
http://citizensvoice.com/news/ciavarella-still-waiting-for-verdict-1.1106730
http://citizensvoice.com/news/shakedowns-and-coverups-1.1102691
http://citizensvoice.com/news/pension-forfeitures-by-local-officials-1.1802954
http://citizensvoice.com/news/much-has-changed-in-juvenile-court-since-the-kids-for-cash-scandal-1.1785207
http://citizensvoice.com/news/filing-mericle-s-generosity-exceeded-finder-s-fee-1.1099790
http://citizensvoice.com/news/trial-update-no-verdict-jury-heads-home-for-day-1.1105815
http://citizensvoice.com/news/new-trial-in-ciavarella-s-3-5m-verdict-against-voice-1.393035
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/us/12brfs-Ciavarella.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/books/review/kids-for-cash-and-the-injustice-system.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.opposingviews.com/category/robert-mericle-sentenced-prison-role-kids-cash-scandal
http://www.pahomepage.com/news/final-days-of-freedom-the-ciavarella-story/142718453
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/02/mom_blames_luzerne_county_judg.html
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/mericle-agrees-to-17m-settlement-1.1246210
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/powell-pleads-guilty-1.99257#axzz1WKB19CLq
https://web.archive.org/web/20111226053132/http://www.wbcitizensvoice.com/pdfs/ciavarella_sentencing.pdf
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123854010220075533
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/26/us/26brfs-CASESDROPPED_BRF.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/us/09judge.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/19/us/19brfs-Judge.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
 
http://citizensvoice.com/news/trial-update-mericle-testifies-briefly-1.1101633
http://citizensvoice.com/news/ciavarella-conahan-withdraw-guilty-pleas-1.208291
http://citizensvoice.com/news/infamous-kids-for-cash-condo-sold-for-550k-1.1332672
http://citizensvoice.com/news/kids-for-cash-judge-s-prison-term-stands-1.1495253
http://citizensvoice.com/news/juveniles-families-struggle-to-make-sense-of-scandal-1.818186
http://citizensvoice.com/news/judgment-against-conahan-ciavarella-dismissed-1.1767649
http://citizensvoice.com/news/disgraced-judge-s-daughter-resigns-from-da-s-office-1.188816
http://citizensvoice.com/mericle-pleads-guilty-in-kids-for-cash-scandal-1.223293
http://citizensvoice.com/judge-recommends-3-5-m-defamation-verdict-be-vacated-1.166703
http://citizensvoice.com/news/prosecution-done-defense-takes-over-1.1105029
http://citizensvoice.com/news/ciavarella-timeline-1.1644412
http://citizensvoice.com/news/trial-update-day-4-of-trial-over-moran-to-continue-testimony-friday-1.1102891
http://citizensvoice.com/news/mericle-released-from-federal-prison-1.1873593
http://citizensvoice.com/conahan-ciavarella-plead-not-guilty-to-new-charges-1.256962
http://citizensvoice.com/news/parents-of-jailed-juveniles-call-28-years-full-justice-1.1187656
http://citizensvoice.com/news/luzerne-s-other-disgraced-judge-a-study-in-contrasts-1.1205381
http://citizensvoice.com/inside-the-courtroom-witnesses-and-other-key-players-1.1100928
http://citizensvoice.com/arts-living/new-book-reveals-history-behind-kids-for-cash-scheme-1.1397168
http://citizensvoice.com/news/prosecutors-probe-began-with-mobster-1.1107517
http://citizensvoice.com/boss-conahan-sentenced-to-17-years-1.1207996
http://citizensvoice.com/prosecution-judges-turned-courthouse-into-cash-cow-1.1101701
http://citizensvoice.com/news/mericle-field-irks-kids-for-cash-parents-1.1556017
http://citizensvoice.com/news/defense-ciavarella-never-took-bribe-extorted-powell-1.1102109
http://citizensvoice.com/news/defense-witness-powell-gave-lawmaker-cash-1.1105084
http://citizensvoice.com/news/a-mellow-conahan-during-sentencing-1.1208259
http://citizensvoice.com/news/early-accusations-against-kids-for-cash-judges-ignored-1.593154
https://www.forbes.com/sites/walterpavlo/2011/08/12/pennsylvania-judge-gets-life-sentence-for-prison-kickback-scheme/#5e8432b94aef
http://jlc.org/luzerne-county-kids-cash-scandal
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pennsylvania-seeks-close-books-kids-cash-scandal-n408666
https://www.npr.org/2014/03/08/287286626/kids-for-cash-captures-a-juvenile-justice-scandal-from-two-sides
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2011/08/11/139536686/pa-judge-sentenced-to-28-years-in-massive-juvenile-justice-bribery-scandal
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/14/us/14judge.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/21/us/21judge.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/us/27judges.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/27/us/27judges.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/us/28judges.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/28/us/20090328_JUDGES.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/28/us/28juvenile.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/01/us/01judge.html?ref=markaciavarella
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/04/us/04brfs-COURTREVERSA_BRF.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/13/us/13brfs-REPORTONJUDG_BRF.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/us/14brfs-BUILDERTOPLE_BRF.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/us/21brfs-PARTIALIMMUN_BRF.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FCiavarella%2C%20Mark%20A.


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