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“Kids For Cash” Movie Premieres in NYC

NEW YORK CITY — One of the biggest scandals to ever rock Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania is now the subject of a documentary film and the movie “Kids for Cash” made its world premiere this evening in New York City.

People were lined up outside the theater in Manhattan for the sold out debut, which came as part of New York’s documentary film festival.

The film looks at the scandal that landed former Luzerne County judges Michael Conahan and Mark Ciavarella behind bars.

It was a 4-year project by film-maker, Robert May, who lives in Luzerne County.

“But there are voices from two sides in this story. We tell a very unbiased portrayal as you will see. Because we tell the story from both the villain’s and the victims’ point of view, juxtapose the two stories and then you decide,” said May.

“Kids for Cash” debuts nationwide in February.

Newswatch 16’s Scott Schaffer was at the premiere in New York City and will have more on this story Monday on Newswatch 16.


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