Judge OKs $18M settlement in 'kids for cash' case.
The Associated Press
Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:08 AM
The funds come from developer Robert K. Mericle (MEHR'-ih-kuhl), who built a pair of for-profit youth detention centers.
Two Luzerne County judges accepted payments from Mericle and routinely jailed teens at the facilities. The judges are now serving lengthy prison terms.
Mericle pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony. He awaits sentencing in the so-called "kids for cash" scandal.
Affected youths will receive between $500 and $5,000. Some will get more based on the circumstances of their incarceration.
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