Wednesday, March 18, 2015
CASH FOR KIDS SCANDAL: The President of the Judges’ board in Pennsylvania, Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to 28 years Prison For “Selling” Kids To Private Prisons… His two accomplices included a fellow judge and a pal in the privatised prison service. Together, the crooked judges convened KANGAROO COURTS which gave ridiculously harsh prison sentences to youngsters – some of them were only TEN YEARS OLD, once these youngsters were handed over to the judge’s pal in the Prison Service, they both started reeling in tons of tax payers’ cash.
Among the young people whose lives were destroyed by Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. were 15-year-old Hillary Transue, who was sentenced to three months at a juvenile detention center for mocking an assistant principal on a MySpace page! Then there was 13-year-old Shane Bly, who was sent to a private boot camp for two weekends after being accused of trespassing in a vacant building!
Another judge, Michael T. Conahan, used his position to shut down the county-run juvenile detention center and redirect juvenile detainees to the private prisons. He pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. Basically, every time a youngster was sentenced, the private prisons paid KICK-BACKS to the judges.
So who was paying cash for these kids? Robert Mericle, builder of the PA and Western PA Child Care juvenile detention centres. Mericle was handed a one year prison sentence and fines of $2m for his part in the scheme. Ciavarella and Conahan pled guilty on February 13, 2009, pursuant to a plea agreement, to federal charges of honest services fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States (failing to report income to the Internal Revenue Service, known as tax evasion) in connection with receiving $2.6 million in payments from managers at PA Child Care in Pittston Township and its sister company Western PA Child Care in Butler County.
BUT WAIT: It gets worse: A class action lawsuit was filed by the Juvenile Law Center on behalf of the children and their families who were adjudicated delinquent by Ciavarella despite not being represented by counsel or advised of their rights. The suit seeks damages under the civil portion of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against the judges’ spouses and business associates, shell companies, youth center officials, and Luzerne County. However the privatised prisons attempted to DESTROY ALL THE PAPERWORK and FILES!
AND IT IS EVEN WORSE: One of the perpetrators only got a one year sentence – because the FBI did a ‘deal’ for information about the sentencing! Another private prison for children in the USA is called WALNUT GROVE after the ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Kids TV show – In May 2013, Walnut Grove ranked as one of the ten worst prisons in the United States, based on reporting in Mother Jones magazine.
ONE BAD APPLE? No way – Judges in the UK have also been accused of racketeering and bad rulings – for example, the UK’s legal watchdog is investigating a crown court judge after he was accused of being “influenced by alcohol” during a trial in which an alleged paedophile was freed. Judge Douglas Field, 63, is said to have attended a leaving party during an extended lunch break. He then instructed his jury to acquit a 55-year-old defendant accused of raping an eight-year-old, after they failed to reach a verdict at the end of the five-day hearing.
The history of totally corrupt judges goes way back – cases of corrupt judges rocked the legal world as long ago as the 1930s, when JUDGE RITTER was removed from office; On March 2, 1936, the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach Judge Ritter by 181 votes to 146 on seven articles of impeachment which were:
1. Ordering the payment of “exorbitant” legal fees with intent to embezzle. 2. Specifically, the House managers said Ritter engaged in champerty (“a proceeding whereby a person having no legitimate interest in a lawsuit abets it with money or services in the hope of profit”) by “corruptly and unlawfully” receiving $4,500 from a former law partner, Albert L. Rankin. 3. The House charged that Ritter had planned with Rankin and others to put Whitehall (the former Henry Morrison Flagler mansion and then a hotel, and now a museum) into receivership, and had given Rankin an “exorbitant fee” of $75,000, keeping $4,500 of it.
4. Showing favoritism in bankruptcy cases.
5. Two charges of practicing law while a judge.
6.Two charges of tax evasion (by filed false income tax returns in 1929 and 1930)
and… 7. Bringing the judiciary into disrepute (accepting free meals and lodging at Whitehall during receivership proceedings).
In addition to corrupt judges, there have been about 50 cases of members of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES and SENATORS who have all been criminally charged for fraud, embezzlement and other corrupt scams. In the United Kingdom, small prison sentences have been handed out to members of parliament for EXPENSES FRAUD. In nearly every case, the mainstream media have been reluctant to bill these judges and public officials with Headline status – but THE ENIGMA CHANNEL is producing a series which highlights the CORRUPTION which is the hallmark of governments the world over.