“The illusion of freedom will continue as long 
as it's profitable to continue the illusion.
 
At the point where the illusion becomes too 
expensive to maintain, they will just take 
down the scenery, they will pull back the 
curtains, they will move the tables and chairs 
out of the way and you will see 
the brick wall at the back of the theater.” 

Friday, January 31, 2014

FYI - 01.30.14 - poconorecord.com - "Prosecutors: 'Kids for cash' figure breaches deal."

Prosecutors name is US Attorney Peter Smith.  I wonder why Mr. Smith and other prosecutors won't help the HOA, etc., victims in north eastern Pennsylvania? The abuses are horrific and innocent people are homeless due to a "select few," just like in this horrible, unthinkable criminality!

Link for entire Kids for Cash article:
A small section is below.

Oh, too please see what happened to the yacht club condo in FL, (photo and all at link below)  the two judges (Conahan, president judge and Ciavarella) bought with all the money made off innocent children and their families!  Article below says the co., that owned the condo was owned by the judges wives, yet operated by the judges!

Infamous kids-for-cash condo sold for $550K - News - Citizens' Voice

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Jun 21, 2012 - Michael R. Sisak / The Citizens' Voice The condominium formerly owned by ex-judges Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan is ...

"Prosecutors: ’Kids for cash’ figure breaches deal


January 30, 2014
SCRANTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Thursday they are seeking a hearing to determine whether a developer at the center of one of the biggest judicial scandals in U.S. history violated the terms of his plea agreement and committed new crimes while awaiting sentencing.
Robert K. Mericle has failed to live up to his obligations under a plea deal, the U.S. attorney’s office said in court papers filed in Scranton. Prosecutors asked a judge to hold a hearing on the matter.
Federal prosecutors accused two Luzerne County judges of taking more than $2 million in kickbacks from Mericle, the builder of a pair of for-profit youth detention centers. Former Judges Mark Ciavarella Jr. and Michael Conahan are serving lengthy prison sentences for their roles in the “kids for cash” scandal.
Mericle, who pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 26. ....
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out thousands of juvenile convictions after the judges were charged in 2009."
Entire article:

http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140130/NEWS/140139985

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