Judge Gets Two Years In Prison For Extorting Money From Attorney

Pittsburgh Judge Joseph Jaffe pleaded guilty in March to extortion for soliciting $13,000 from attorney Joel Persky in return for granting Persky's firm unfettered access to the judge. The firm had hundreds of asbestos lawsuits pending before the judge. Now Jaffe gets 27 months in prison, 3 years probation, and a $5,000 fine, the AP reports.