Millionaire Corrupt Judge Mark A. Ciavarella has his Appeal paid for by the Taxpayers.
Federal appeals judges routinely deny requests by poor parties who simply seek to have the filing fees waived.
So, here we go again. The federal appellate judges are paying for this reprobate’s defense. One can only imagine what’s next….
Taxpayers will foot the bill for kids-for-cash judge Mark A. Ciavarella Jr.’s appeal of his racketeering conviction, a federal appeals judge ruled on January 9. 2012.
The former Luzerne County juvenile court judge, who is serving 28 years in federal prison for accepting illegal payments from two businessmen connected to for-profit juvenile detention centers, is appealing his conviction on 12 counts to the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ciavarella asked the court to approve funding for his appeal under the Criminal Justice Act, which provides for free representation of indigent defendants.
The two defense attorneys who represented Ciavarella in his trial in February, William Ruzzo and Al Flora Jr., will handle the appeal.
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