Sunday, February 15, 2009

Luzerne County Democratic Committee and Mark Ciavarella



Maybe the Luzerne County Democratic Committee can explain these donations from former Judge Mark Ciavarella to their party during his retention campaign. Sitting judges should not be making political donations according to the judicial cannons.

http://www.campaignfinance.state.pa.us/ExpenseSearchResults.aspx?RequestID=23626&SortOrder=0&StartRow=1&RowsPerPage=50

LUZERNE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
PLYMOUTH, PA 18651 10/31/2005 $500.00
Description: DONATION
Filer/Payer: CIAVARELLA, MARK JUDGE RETENTION COM
Report: 2005 Cycle 6

LUZERNE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
PLYMOUTH, PA 18651 4/19/2005 $6,000.00
Description: DONATION
Filer/Payer: CIAVARELLA, MARK JUDGE RETENTION COM
Report: 2005 Cycle 5

LUZERNE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
PLYMOUTH, PA 18651 9/30/2005 $6,000.00
Description: DONATION
Filer/Payer: CIAVARELLA, MARK JUDGE RETENTION COM
Report: 2005 Cycle 5


http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/207/chapter33/s7.html

(1) A judge or a candidate for election to judicial office should not:

(c) solicit funds for or pay an assessment or make a contribution to a political organization or candidate


The 2005 2nd Tuesday Pre Election report found here lists one of the $6,000.00 donations The 30 dayPost Primary report lists the other $6,000.00 donation from 4/19/2005. Jerry Mondlak signed both reports. A phone number listed on the report is 570-655-0838.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So there are corrupt Democrats? I suppose that means that the financial debacle the Republicans just brought us to means nothing, because there are are dishonest and greedy Democrats as well. That is a classic Republican response. Face it, Republicans have brought us to financial ruin, NOT Democrats.

Anonymous said...

so I guess that Barney Frank and Chris Dodd must be republicans...
not!

brmirbones said...

So I guess you must be a right wing whack job with your head stuck up Limbaugh's cyst infected ass.

Anonymous said...

"Republicans have brought us to financial ruin, NOT Democrats."

I think somebody needs a little history lesson.

One of the root causes (if not the main cause) of the financial meltdown that we just experienced is due to the fact that in 1999 Bill Clinton repealed the Glass-Steagall act of 1933.

Here is an interesting piece by Frontline (PBS) :

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wallstreet/weill/demise.html

One thing that Frontline fails to mention is the fact that shortly after Clinton repealed Glass-Steagall, Sandy Weill of Citigroup made a $5,000,000.00 "donation" to the Clinton Library.

Anonymous said...

How does one know a perp is a democrat? The media does not mention party affiliation.

MuParadigm said...

The media does not mention affiliation because Ciavarella and Conahan crossfiled, ran, and were elected as judges under BOTH the Republican and Democratic party lines -- which is very common in Pennsylvania judicial races.

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