If that headline caught your attention, well, you're not alone. This story pushes all the outrage buttons. It certainly pushed ours.
Here are the basics: Two Pennsylvania judges today pleaded guilty to accepting more than $2-million in kickbacks to send youth offenders to privately run detention centers. Now officials are looking into whether thousands of sentences should be overturned. The scandal is widening with the FBI now involved.
The story is full of stunning details. As prosecutors describe it, the scam these judges were operating was like a conveyor belt – into the courtroom, and whoosh.. off to the detention centers. Ka-ching.
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