SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania judge has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in one of the biggest courtroom scandals in U.S. history.Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella (shiv-uh-REL'-uh) Jr. took the money from the builder of two youth detention centers while he was sending young offenders to the lockups. The case has become known as "kids for cash." He was tried and convicted of racketeering earlier this year.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed thousands of convictions issued by Ciavarella between 2003 and 2008, saying he disregarded the constitutional rights of youth offenders.Ciavarella was sentenced Thursday morning in federal court in Scranton. He continues to deny incarcerating youths for money. His attorneys had asked for a "reasonable" sentence.