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Number 24507
Subject Corruption
Source The Citizens
State PA
Year 2009
Publication Date 02/20/2009-11/05/2009
Summary “Two former judges, already facing charges for accepting kickbacks, are accused of fixing a $3.5 million defamation case against The Citizens’ Voice newspaper at the behest of a convicted mob boss. The stories establish various ties between the judges and the mobster. The state Supreme Court eventually granted the newspaper a new trial.”
Category Contest Entry
Pages 33
Keywords William D'Elia; Michael T. Conahan; Mark A. Ciavarella; court system; jail; verdict; direct connections; Robert J. Kulick; gambling site; court cases
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