Prosecutors Say Pa. 'Kids For Cash' Builder Broke Plea Deal

Law360, Philadelphia (January 30, 2014, 2:37 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused Pennsylvania real estate developer Robert Mericle of violating a 2009 plea deal accepting responsibility for his role in the so-called ‘kids for cash’ scandal in which judges accepted payments in exchange for supporting a series of for-profit youth detention facilities.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania filed a motion asking a federal judge to hear evidence that Mericle had violated a plea deal he reached with prosecutors admitting that he’d concealed and failed to report a felony...
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Case Information

Case Title

USA v. Mericle

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit


Edwin M. Kosik

Date Filed

August 13, 2009

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