Judges to Serve More Than Seven Years in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Kickbacks Probe

Agreement also calls for judges to resign from the bench and consent to disbarment, according to U.S. Attorney's Office

, The Legal Intelligencer

Two Pennsylvania judges have conditionally agreed to plead guilty and serve more than seven years each in prison for their roles in a Dickensian scheme to channel juvenile offenders into a private detention facility in exchange for payments from the owners. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center drew connections between the federal charges and its petition to the state Supreme Court calling for the review of more than 250 cases in which juveniles were subject to delinquency hearings without lawyers.

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