Juvie Exec Gets 18 Mos. For Paying 'Kids For Cash' Judges

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 9:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday sentenced a juvenile detention facility operator to 18 months in prison for paying two Pennsylvania judges as part of a $2.8 million bribery, kickback and extortion scheme to steer juvenile offenders from the public system to new private detention centers.

Mid-Atlantic Youth Services Corp. executive Robert J. Powell, who was also fined $60,000, pled guilty in April 2009 to a charges of concealing a felony and being an accessory after the fact, admitting his role in a notorious "kids for cash"...
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