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3rd Circuit Court Won’t Rehear Ciavarella’s Case

James HalpinMay 15, 2019

The Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has refused to rehear disgraced “kids for cash” Judge Mark A Ciavarella’s case for a new trial on his remaining convictions.

In March, a panel of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Chief U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner that Ciavarella’s most serious convictions — on charges of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit money laundering — should be overturned. However, the court determined a statute of limitations defense would not have resulted in acquittal on honest services mail fraud charges, allowing those convictions to stand.

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