Jury reaches mixed verdict over Pennsylvania juvenile sentencing scandal

[JURIST] A jury in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania [official website] reached a split decision on Friday in the corruption trial of former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella, convicting him of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering and conspiracy, and acquitting him of 27 counts, including extortion. Ciavarella, a former judge in Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas [official website], was implicated in a juvenile sentencing scandal [JURIST news archive] and accused of receiving kickbacks…

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