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MILESTONE REACHED

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : Larry's News 
Half a MILLION views of my video, "Worse than Rodney King - The Robert Leone Story" in less than 90 days. That is the good news. The bad news is we still don't have a federal investigation started and we still don't have a single politician that has publicly condemned the actions of the State Police or condemn the official coverup. NOT ONE! Not even the dog catcher.


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Our "Police brutality worse than Rodney King" video goes viral

Posted by Larry Hohol on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : Larry's News 

The release of my documentary concerning a police brutality case in Bradford County Pennsylvania appears to be going viral. In 4 days we have had over 7000 views of this 37 minute video. Actual dash cam video and audio clearly show this man was not combative in any way but was beaten and tasered repeated even AFTER he was shackled, hogtied, and totally submissive. The scariest part of all of this is that the Internal Affairs Dept of the PA State Police, Bradford County District Attorney, Br...


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Thousands of Court Cases Fixed in Luzerne County

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : Current News 
I am trying to think back over the decades of how many civil and criminal cases have been fixed in Luzerne County. It is mind boggling. The Citizen's Voice caught a number of huge breaks here. Judge Ciavarella being found guilty of corruption is on the top of the list. Another break is that the Voice had deep enough pockets to continue on for almost a decade. The scariest part of all of this is the fact that NONE of the safety nets worked. The Appeals Court rubber stamped Ciavarella's origina...
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What the Penn State and Kids for Cash scandals have in common

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
From the November 11, 2011 The Legal Intelligencer, written by Hank Grezlak. My comment follows the article.

It's Open Season on Children in Pennsylvania

In light of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Pennsylvania really needs to change its nickname from the Keystone State to the Child Abuser State.
The shameful moniker fits. After a decade that has already included the Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest sex abuse scandal and the Luzerne County judicial scandal featuring "kids-for-cash," how c...

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I Totally Disagree with all Members of the Bar Association Interviewed for this Article

Posted by Larry Hohol on Thursday, October 6, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
Please read this article first. Here is the link:

The Legal Intelligencer - Legal Observers Say Conahan's Sentence Fair, Starting Point for Healing

I couldn’t disagree more with all that were interviewed for this article.  I am a Luzerne County Native and a former Law Enforcement Officer from this County.  I am here to tell you that Ex-Judge/Convicted Felon Conahan told the biggest lie of his life while he addressed his victims and the Sentencing Judge. He stated the system was not corrup...

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Prison Bound Felon Judge Conahan Tells the Biggest Lie of His Life

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
Ex-Judge Conahan told the biggest lie of his entire life when he stated that the system was not corrupt. The system all the way through failed to stop both of these judges.  The Judicial Conduct Board knew the bulk of the issues that these two corrupt judges were eventually charged with.  Instead of investigating as the board is "REQUIRED" to do, the board tabled a detailed anonymous complaint against these very judges and instead went after the Judge suspected of being the author.  This same...
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Attorney Who Bribed Judges Has Date Set for Sentencing

Posted by Larry Hohol on Thursday, September 29, 2011, In : Current News 
Can someone.......anyone, please explain to me how Attorney Powell took $770,000 out of his company's cash flow and his business partner DID NOT NOTICE???? In the REAL world this would be so close to impossible that it would not even be considered, yet the US Attorney wants us all to believe that Powell's partner didn't know anything about it. How was it handled on the tax return for the company? I am here to tell you that if $770,000.00 was missing from my company's cash flow and I suspected...
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Rule #1 in Litigation: Whoever Has the Deepest Pockets Usually Prevails

Posted by Larry Hohol on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
The link below is a very well written and thought out article.  I know for a fact that whoever starts out in a lawsuit with the deepest pockets usually prevails.  Right or wrong,  black or white has little to do with the outcome.  Just when I thought things couldn't get much worse, it appears that the powerful elite are now going to use the courts to quiet the masses.  I am here to tell you that the courts are as much a political machine as any out there.  The scariest part is that judges are...
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Ex-Judge Conahan of Luzerne County Sentenced to 17½ Years in Federal Prison

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
I want everyone to understand that this is what Former Judge Conahan voluntarily pled guilty to and voluntarily accepted as his punishment.  He was indicted on 47 other counts, most of which were more serious than this single charge.  The only one who made out here today was Conahan and he is going to jail for a long time.  When he addressed Federal Judge Kosik he made it very clear he was not going to “Rat” on anyone.  He stated, “The system is not corrupt, I am corrupt”.  Of all the...
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Fair event and book signing cancelled

Posted by Larry Hohol on Thursday, September 8, 2011, In : Larry's News 
Due to the severe and dangerous weather, my trip to Northeastern Pennsylvania has been cancelled.  Obviously I will not be attending the Luzerne County Fair and my Book Signing at Barnes and Noble will be rescheduled.
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Fireworks, fair queens, rodeos, concerts - and ME!

Posted by Larry Hohol on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Larry's News 
Fireworks, fair queens, rodeos, concerts and good food are not the only reasons to visit the Luzerne County Fair this year - I'll be there!  I will have a booth at the fair from Wednesday, September 7, 2011 until Sunday, September 11.  I will be offering my book, The Luzerne County Railroad along with other very interesting items.  More importantly, I hope to be visiting with all of my friends.

The great news doesn't end there!  I have been invited for a return appearance at the Barnes and Nob...

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The Fat Lady isn’t even in the building yet

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, August 14, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
Please go to the following link and read this article about a Ciavarella trial (kids for cash) juror's comments before you read my Blog.

The Times Leader - Juror: Sentence 'excessive'

Excellent, informative, well written article!  This article clearly outlines the major flaws with both the prosecution and handling of this case.  No one should believe that any of these problems were created by accident or mistake.  The US Attorney in charge and the Judge in this case are two of the most experie...

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“Kids for cash” cover-up, federal style?

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
I am convinced that there is a cover up of the entire "Kids for Cash" scandal taking place before our very eyes.  Think about it.  The US Attorney's Office “shocked the world” when they rested their case against Ciavarella without presenting a single exhibit or witness to support the "kids for cash" charges in the indictment.  NOTHING on the record, NOTHING! US Attorney Peter Smith then stated after the trial that 12 guilty verdicts out of 39 charges was a great victory and that Federal C...
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Ciavarella sentencing - my predictions

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
Smoke and mirrors.  Don’t look at what Judge Kosik says, look at what he does.  The end result is the real, name of the game.  Here is my prediction.  Judge Kosik will sentence Ciavarella to a moderate to heavy jail sentence.  That will make the general public, who doesn’t know how the game is played, very happy.  Here is where it gets interesting.  I predict that Judge Kosik will then assign the heaviest jail time to the charges that Ciavarella has on appeal and very little time to the c...
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WILK FM Radio's The Sue Henry Show interviews Larry Hohol

Posted by Larry Hohol on Thursday, August 4, 2011, In : Larry's News 
 My interview by Sue Henry, host of "The Sue Henry Show" on WILK-FM, 103.1 in Wilkes-Barre on June 16, 2011 as a part of the "Barnes and Noble Author Event" was a very successful and enjoyable experience.  The scheduled 20 minute appearance was extended to two hours after the switchboard lit up solid with phone calls from listeners.  The call-in listeners were great!  We had some very interesting and revealing conversations.  The video is in six parts.














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Judicial Conduct Board corruption needs to be exposed again!

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, July 30, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
The proper thing would have been to offer new trials to all juveniles who requested one and let stand the convictions and guilty pleas of all who did not request a new trial. By doing so taxpayer money would NOT have been required for restitution.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court was in such a hurry to cover up the inexcusable activity of the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board that justice or fairness never entered into the equation.  It was all about making this nightmare (exposure) go away ...
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"The Luzerne County Railroad" Sets New Barnes & Noble Store Record!

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, In : Larry's News 
Donna Wench, Community Relations Manager for the Barnes & Noble Store located at the Arena Hub in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania has announced that the new blockbuster book The Luzerne County Railroad has set a number of new sales records for her store. She added, "Author and former local Larry Hohol recently held an extremely successful book signing at our store.  More than half of the stock ordered for the signing were sold before Mr. Hohol even arrived. Mr. Hohol began signing early due to the ...
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Though convicted, corrupt officials not yet behind bars

Posted by Larry Hohol on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, In : Current News 
And the band plays on. Way back when Judge Kosik rejected Ex-Judge Conahan and Ciavarella’s plea deal there was dancing in the streets.  At that time I publicly voiced my concerns. I said Judge Kosik wasn't doing anyone a favor except for Conahan and Ciavarella by rejecting their pleas.  Once again I will voice my concerns and make a prediction or two.  My concerns are “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied”.   There is nothing anyone can now do about the extremely slow turning of the wheel...
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My WBRE TV 28 Interview on June 17, 2011

Posted by Larry Hohol on Friday, July 1, 2011, In : Larry's News 
Here is my June 17, 2011 interview on WBRE TV channel 28, an NBC affiliate in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. I am grateful to the WBRE team for the professional interview they gave me!



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SOLD OUT!

Posted by Larry Hohol on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : Larry's News 
My first EVER book signing could not have gone any better. The signing was held on Sunday, June 19th at the Barnes & Noble mega-store located at the Arena Hub in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. The store’s phone started ringing off the hook with credit card orders for my book, THE DAY BEFORE THE SIGNING! I was asked to start my signing early because of the size of the crowd and by 2:15 PM Barnes & Noble was sold out of my book. The signing was originally scheduled to end at 4 PM. I even so...
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Barnes & Noble store Appearance and Book Signing Sunday at 2 PM

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : Larry's News 

Well, it's been a very busy week but the best is yet to come!  I have enjoyed doing the radio and television interviews but talking face-to-face with my friends and new acquaintances is even better!  I am planning to do just that tomorrow (Sunday, June 19) beginning at 2:00 PM at The Arena Hub Barnes & Noble store in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Plan to stop by, grab your favorite drink in the Starbucks cafe and then visit with me.  I am very grateful for your support and friendship!

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WBRE CBS TV Channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre interviews Larry Hohol TONIGHT

Posted by Larry Hohol on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Larry's News 
I am delighted that WBRE TV channel 28 (CBS affiliate) will be broadcasting an interview of me talking about my book, The Luzerne County Railroad, judicial corruption and kids for cash tonight, Friday June 17.  The interview will be carried during three time slots - 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM Eastern Time.

Don't forget that I will be appearing on The David Madeira Show on 94.3 FM on Saturday morning, June 18.  Further information can be found here and the webcast can be found here.

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The David Madeira Show on 94.3 FM will feature Larry Hohol radio interview

Posted by Larry Hohol on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Larry's News 
The special Barnes & Noble Author Event featuring me and my book, The Luzerne County Railroad, continues this coming Saturday morning, June 18, with a radio interview on "The Talker", 94.3 FM during "The David Madeira Show". David Madeira will interview me between 8 and 9 AM Eastern Time on Saturday morning.  For my friends around the country an internet link to the broadcast is available.  I will be discussing my book, judicial corruption, kids for cash and other related topics.  I would be ...
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Link to Listen to my LIVE WILK FM Radio interview on THURSDAY morning

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, In : Larry's News 
My WILK FM Radio interview is ABOUT TO HAPPEN!!  Please listen to my LIVE interview on Thursday morning beginning at 10:07 AM Eastern time at www.wilknewsradio.com and you are welcome to call in at (800) 437-0098 to comment, ask me questions or just show support!
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WILK FM Sue Henry Show features Larry Hohol LIVE radio interview

Posted by Larry Hohol on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, In : Larry's News 
The first day of the Barnes & Noble Author Event kicks off with a radio interview on WILK 103.1 FM in Wilkes Barre.  I will be interviewed live by Sue Henry during "The Sue Henry Show" on Thursday, June 16 at 10:07 AM.  We will be talking about my book "The Luzerne County Railroad", judicial corruption and kids for cash.

If you don't have access to an FM radio you can listen to my interview on the The Sue Henry Show live on the WILK FM website.

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MAJOR BOOK SIGNING EVENT!

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, June 12, 2011, In : Larry's News 






Please consider attending my event for two very good reasons. Number one is that my book signing is a major part of a fund raiser for WVIA (PBS) TV and Radio based in North East Penna. The second reason is that I am the “Featured Author” for this 8 day fund raiser and it sure would be nice to show community support for these PBS stations. Even if you don’t buy my book a percentage of all Barnes & Noble sales proceeds will go directly to WVIA. Secondly, it sure would be nice to meet as m...

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The Whole Ciavarella Prosecution Reeks of Damage Control

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
I honestly believe that if Ciavarella doesn't have certain demands met, he has threatened to spill the beans on the whole corrupt system all the way to Harrisburg.  The damage control started when the US Attorney's Office didn't present ANY evidence to support the actual "Kids for Cash" charges that were included in Ciavarella's Indictment.  "Not guilty" on 27 of the 39 charges is not a victory for the prosecution by anyone’s standards.  Before Ciavarella’s trial began I publicly predicte...
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“Kids for Cash” - Things Just Don’t Add Up

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, May 29, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
Just remember that Ciavarella has stated all along that the "Kids for Cash" scandal is a myth.  The way this case was prosecuted offers him "Proof" he may be right.  Not a single sentence, exhibit, or witness was presented during his trial to support any of the "Kids for Cash" charges thus he was found not guilty on 27 of 39 charges.  Something just doesn't add up.  Speaking of not adding up, when is Conahan going to be sentenced?  His whole plea deal was predicated on him testifying against ...
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Unsolicited Review of My Book and My Life

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, May 29, 2011, In : The Luzerne County Railroad 
                

I am here to tell you that it is one of life’s greatest moments when someone totally unknown to you reads a book you have written about your life and then writes a review of this magnitude. I wish my book was about a subject that was more pleasant and inspiring. A book about succeeding in business and in life in general seems like it would be a better fit for me and who I am. That was not meant to be.

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US Attorney’s Office needs to change policy

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, May 7, 2011, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
I believe that every single person that is offered a plea deal in the Luzerne County corruption probe should spend time in prison.  If they chirp loudly and help expose other corruption I don't have a problem with a reduced sentence.  Single count plea deals for criminals that have exploited legitimate taxpayers dozens or hundreds of times for thousands or even millions of dollars just doesn’t cut it.  Hard working taxpayers are becoming as outraged by the leniency afforded these criminals ...
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Pennsylvania Bar Association is Part of the Problem

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, April 30, 2011, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
If the Pennsylvania Bar Association is truly concerned about Judicial Corruption why don't they insist on a complete investigation of the Judicial Conduct Board and its DIRECT involvement in the Kids for Cash Scandal?  I will tell you why. The Bar Association is as much a part of the problem as any other aspect of this corruption. I personally called the State Bar Association about 6 weeks ago as I wanted to testify at their Dog and Pony Show when it came to Wilkes-Barre.  The very polite wom...
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Convicted Judge Ciavarella gives up fight for $250,000 Pension

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Current News 
So at this point in time you would think a legislator like State Senator Lisa Baker would introduce legislation that would once and for all address judges and politicians trying to collect state pensions after committing crimes while in office.  That, my friends, would be meaningful legislation.  Instead, this subject will be ignored and the next time something like this happens AGAIN (and it will) everyone, including Senator Baker will act like it has never happened before and no one knows w...
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Luzerne County Common Pleas Judge Michael Toole Sentenced to Federal Penitentiary - This isn’t a Disney Movie

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : Current News 
I would love to be the first to tell everyone that with the 30 month prison term of Ex-Judge Michael Toole, we can all now live “happily ever after”, but I can’t.  Compared to the massive corruption that has occurred in the Luzerne County Courthouse over the past century what Ex-Judge Toole has been sentenced for here is mere “Childs Play”.  Not reporting a $30,000.00 finder’s fee (that’s code for a bribe) and using a vacation home a few times for free is NOTHING compared to the...
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Denies Judge Lokuta’s Motion for Sinister Reasons

Posted by Larry Hohol on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
I don’t want to live in a country that cuts off both arms of convicted pickpockets.  There is NO DOUBT that Judge Lokuta deserves some sort of discipline for her Judge Judy style of justice in her courtroom.  That being said, I am extremely uncomfortable with the highest profile witnesses against her being Felon Ex-Judges Conahan and Ciavarella.  Combine this with the Chairman of the Judicial Conduct Board being business partners with Conahan and the Chief Prosecutor against Judge Lokuta be...
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Investigation of Judicial Conduct Board is now REQUIRED

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
I am here to tell you that if the FBI hadn't come to town and arrested Ex-Judge Toole he would still be looking down his drunken nose from his lofty perch and corruptly judging us common folk.  There needs to be a full blown Grand Jury Investigation of the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board as far back as the law permits. I would also venture to say if not for the FBI, both Ex-Judges Conahan and Ciavarella would still be stuffing the kiddy prison full while they themselves living the lifesty...
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The Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board Should Be Investigated

Posted by Larry Hohol on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
I have a great idea.  How about an in-depth investigation into the entire Judicial Conduct Board?  The JCB gave no less than 5 reasons as to why they did not act on the Conahan Complaint as they are “REQUIRED” to do by their own rules.  All 5 explanations turned out to be misstatements of facts.  There was a time when we called misstatements of facts “lies”.

The fact of the matter was during the timeframe in question, the JCB was very, very busy removing a Judge from office that was be...

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US Attorney Peter Smith’s decision will harm victims of the “Kids for Cash” scandal

Posted by Larry Hohol on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
US Attorney Peter Smith knew exactly what he was doing when he did not put a single piece of evidence into the trial of Ciavarella that created any official record of "Kids for Cash".  Tax Evasion, Racketeering, and Conspiracy YES. Kids for Cash"......NO!  I for one don't buy Smith’s explanation as to why he did what he did or in this case, what he didn’t do.

The Citizen's Voice - County: Scope of kids-for-cash kickback scheme is exaggerated

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Castille Should Step Down

Posted by Larry Hohol on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
The Luzerne "Kids For Cash" Scandal.

What a pitiful charade.  Most people in Luzerne County know that if the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board did its job as required by its own rules Conahan and Ciavarella would have been stopped in their tracks 3 years and thousands of children before the FBI finally came into town and arrested the two judges.

Most also know if the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania did its job when an emergency “Kings Bench" petition was filed by a Philadelphia based Juvenile...

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ALL IS WELL! ALL IS WELL! Identical quotes from the Captain of HMS Titanic and US Attorney Peter Smith

Posted by Larry Hohol on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
I want to hear US Attorney Peter Smith tell us what a great victory it is after Ciavarella reverses 8 of his 12 guilty charges on appeal.  His own office will be the direct reason for the reversal.  The US Attorney who handled Mericle’s case stated in open court during Mericle’s plea that Mericle paid Ciavarella a finder’s fee and not a bribe.  He further went on to say that a finder’s fee is totally legal.  The very same US Attorney’s Office went on to convict Ciavarella of taking ...
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Ciavarella, “Kids for Cash” Trial Fixed?

Posted by Larry Hohol on Friday, February 18, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
There isn’t much that shocks me when it comes to case fixing in Luzerne County or anywhere else in Pennsylvania for that matter but what has happened in the Mark Ciavarella trial defies any “legitimate” explanation. Here is what I said in my Judicial Corruption Blog before this trial began:

"It appears that even the FBI and US Attorney’s Office did not want to open this can of worms."

A public trial of this magnitude has huge ramifications. It has the potential to not only expose massiv...

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SHOCK in the Courtroom

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
Ever wonder how and why corruption in Luzerne County could possibly have gotten as bad as it is?  All you have to do is look at how corruption is dealt with once it has been exposed.  The best and brightest U.S. Attorneys that the United States Government has to offer are botching the "kids for cash" Ciavarella case right before our very eyes.  Seasoned, highly paid prosecutors have sat on their hands to the point that the Judge has objected to statements made instead of them.  Now they have ...
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Judicial Conflicts of Interest are a Nationwide Scandal

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, February 13, 2011, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
I hope everyone takes the time to read the actual court transcripts that are linked below. This type of conflict of interest occurs a lot more than this court, any court will ever admit. I am not just talking about taking bribes. I am talking about serious conflicts of interest between the judge and one of the participating parties that is intentionally and illegally hidden from view by the judge. Just imagine being in court for any reason, spending the money for competent representation and ...
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FedEx Boxes Stuffed With Cash To Bribe Luzerne County Judges

Posted by Larry Hohol on Friday, February 11, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
A FedEx box stuffed full of cash destined for Luzerne County Judges as bribes. It use to be plain white envelopes but since we stopped printing one thousand dollar bills it has now become necessary to use boxes for such transactions. When I think back at all of the far out and bizarre rulings that have come out of the Luzerne County Courthouse absolutely NOTHING surprises me.  More money has been stolen in Luzerne County with a briefcase and a gavel than ever with a gun. It is not only the ar...
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“Kids for Cash” Trial Ramifications Are Huge

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
It appears that even the FBI and US Attorney’s Office did not want to open this can of worms. Understaffing of both organizations is probably the reason. Both organizations appeared content with carving a few more notches in their proverbial briefcases and moving on. A public trial of this magnitude has huge ramifications. It has the potential to not only expose massive corruption that extends far beyond Luzerne County but more troubling massive cover up by sitting, “high profile” polit...
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Corrupt Judges Are Nothing More.....

Posted by Larry Hohol on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
There is a part of me that would love to make former Judge Ciavarella wear his Judge’s Robe while on trial. Without the robe he looks like Mr. Rogers. With the robe I would dare to say he would show the jury his true contempt for these proceedings. Kind of like a punk with a gun, without the gun he is just a punk. Without their robes, corrupt judges are nothing more.

Citizen's Voice - Former jailed juvenile hopes trial will bring justice

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I Am GLAD But Also EMBARRASSED....

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, February 5, 2011, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
We are about to see the real inner workings of the Luzerne County Courthouse on center stage, exposed to the world. Countless Luzerne County citizens have been screaming from the rooftops about the corruption of those who wear black robes and judge us for decades. I have personally done so for over 20 years. This is not the story of a single rogue judge who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. This is the story of an entire system of corruption that spreads all the way to Harrisburg. I...
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An "Analysis Commission" Won't Prevent Another "Kids for Cash" Scandal

Posted by Larry Hohol on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
A Citizen's Voice article entitled Mundy reintroduces juvenile court legislation opens with:

"State Rep. Phyllis Mundy, D-Kingston, has reintroduced legislation to allow the Juvenile Court Judges Commission to analyze court cases and trends in the system in response to the Luzerne County kids-for-cash scandal."

I believe this is not a Juvenile Justice problem at all. This problem existed and flourished in full view of the checks and balances that are in place to insure such things don't occur...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Will Never Reverse Judge Lokuta Decision - Doing So Would Implicate the Supreme Court Itself

Posted by Larry Hohol on Monday, January 31, 2011, In : Current News 
Upwards of 40 Complaints filed against Conahan and Ciavarella and all were dismissed by the Judicial Conduct Board when in fact C&C admitted they were committing unspeakable felonies while on the bench. Most of the witnesses who testified against Judge Lokuta have been arrested, removed from office, or worked directly for those who have. The Chairman of the Judicial Conduct Board was business partners with Conahan. Attorney Dick Sprague who spearheaded the removal of Judge Lokuta while sittin...
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Editor-in-Chief of the Nation’s Oldest Law Journal Seems to Agree With Me About Judge Lokuta

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
Count me among those who used the terms, "Unbelievable, Shocking, and Disappointing.”  Add to that list “Totally Predictable.”  Many months ago I publicly predicted that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would NEVER rule in favor of a new trial for Judge Lokuta.  I also stated that their decision would have NOTHING to do with the facts of the case or the law of the land but rather more with their concerns surrounding a new trial and the exposure that the Judicial Conduct Board would then r...
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What the "Kids for Cash" Scandal Implies About Judicial Corruption

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, January 22, 2011, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
I just read a new blog about the "Kids for Cash" scandal on the website "Judicial Council Watcher".  The link to the website is at the end of this blog.

As an author, I want to start off by telling you that your article was extremely well written, informative, and thought provoking.  Good job!

I am a Luzerne County native and am in the process of writing a book about the, “Kids for Cash” scandal.  In part, my Preface reads as follows:

"The nagging question is why would an entire “Judicial ...

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Were the proceedings to remove Judge Lokuta tainted?

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, January 15, 2011, In : Current News 
Were the proceedings to remove Judge Lokuta tainted?  That is the real question here.  The Chairman of the Judicial Conduct Board was business partners in TWO businesses with the now indicted Judge Conahan.  Most of the 30 individuals that testified against Judge Lokuta worked directly for Conahan and Ciavarella and some of them have since also been indicted on corruption charges.  Upwards of 40 complaints had been filed against Conahan and Ciavarella prior to the Lokuta proceedings including...
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Congressman Kanjorski said about a Man Campaigning for Governor: “Put Him Against the wall and Shoot Him!”

Posted by Larry Hohol on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : Current News 
Imagine Kanjorski calling someone else...  anyone else, A CROOK!  I don’t think anyone out there thinks that he meant what he said on most subjects let alone this one.  I believe he literally didn’t want to take Governor Rick Scott out and put him against a wall and shoot him, however he did say it and it is called rhetoric. Anti-rhetoric is what all the politians who are trying to make hay with these days and are using it to bash their opposition.  Kanjorski must not have gotten the memo...
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Wilkes-Barre Area School District Board Members should be embarrassed... But they're not!

Posted by Larry Hohol on Tuesday, January 11, 2011, In : Current News 
The Wilkes-Barre School District should change the name of the Daniel J. Flood Elementary School to the Major Richard Winters Elementary School.  Major Winters is a true American Hero and I would never ask a son of mine to grow up and be just like Congressman Flood.  God bless America.

The Times-Leader article: 'Band of Brothers" Inspiration Winters Dies at 92

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Where Paul Kanjorski Should Spend His Golden Years

Posted by Larry Hohol on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Current News 
In a new Scranton Times-Tribune interview Paul Kanjorski ADMITS that there is widespread corruption in his district.  Imagine that!

I have a question.  In the two plus decades that Mr. Kanjorski served as our Congressman, what did he do about this widespread corruption?  At best, NOTHING.  At worst, he participated in it.  Why didn’t the best and brightest of Corporate America want to participate in the development of Water Jet Technology?  The answer is because it had already been develope...

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I'm Not a Fan of Judge Lokuta, BUT....

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, January 1, 2011, In : Current News 
My comments about Judge Lokuta have stirred some impassioned reactions from readers of my newspaper article comments and my blog.

Let me make it clear.  I am not a fan of Judge Lokuta.  That being said, we know that a number of people who testified against Judge Lokuta were committing felonies at the same time they testified against her.  We also know that the Chairman of the Judicial Conduct Board was business partners in TWO businesses with one of those admitted felons (Conahan) thus creatin...

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The Lynching of Judge Lokuta

Posted by Larry Hohol on Sunday, December 12, 2010, In : Current News 
Whether you love Judge Lokuta or you hate Judge Lokuta, what happened to her was a modern day lynching. I have no confidence that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania will do the right thing here as they themselves are part of the problem. I believe the proceedings that removed her from the bench were tainted. No that's too politically correct. I believe that the proceedings that removed Judge Lokuta from the bench were fixed and fixed in a big, big way. I also believe that not only had Conahan ...
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The Biggest Obstacle to Eliminating Judicial Corruption in Luzerne County

Posted by Larry Hohol on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
In order to RESTORE faith in the Luzerne County Juvenile Justice System one would have to first assume that there was ever faith in the system to begin with.  That my friends, is a huge assumption.  As a vocal critic of the Luzerne County Judiciary for over 20 years I am here to tell you that the more I dug into the cesspool we call the Courthouse the more I came to realize that the system is corrupt all the way to Harrisburg.  Mere exposure of this corruption does absolutely nothing to chang...
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A Special Judge/Attorney Relationship

Posted by Larry Hohol on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Thoughts about Judicial Corruption 
This new Times-Leader newspaper article caught my attention!  Can anyone out there imagine going to trial knowing that the judge and opposing counsel have a very close SPECIAL relationship?  I am here to tell you that it happened ALL THE TIME in Luzerne County Court and the second anyone questioned these relationships they were pummeled.  After I formally questioned such a relationship former President Judge Patrick Toole responded to me in writing and I quote, "how dare you question the inte...
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Kids for Cash Scandal. No... Atrocity!

Posted by Larry Hohol on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : Kids for Cash Scandal 
Everyone PLEASE Google the phrase “Kids for Cash”. It is a huge ongoing scandal involving a privatized prison in Pennsylvania in which thousands of children were illegally incarcerated over a period of about the last 5 years. Two State Judges have been arrested by the FBI for taking bribes amounting to over 2.8 million dollars from the prison developers and the prison operators. The entire safety net system up to and including the Supreme Court of PA failed to halt these incarcerati...
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