PA DA indicts four more state employees for using public resources on campaigns

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Indicts Four More State Employees for Using Public Resources on Campaigns

December 19th, 2009

On December 15, the Pennsylvania Attorney General indicted four more Pennsylvania public employees or officials connected with the state legislature, for using public resources to help on election campaigns. One of those indicted is a legislator, Bill DeWeese, who is the House Democratic whip and who has been a Speaker of the House in the past. See this story.

These indictments are in addition to others announced earlier this year. Part of the political work done by public employees was working on petition challenges to the Green Party statewide petition in 2006, and the Ralph Nader petition in 2004.

There is another story about the indictments: here.

9 thoughts on “PA DA indicts four more state employees for using public resources on campaigns

  1. Mik Robertson

    Yep, you can tell Attorney General Tom Corbett is running for Governor. If he wasn’t there might be Republicans indicted too.

  2. Robert Milnes

    HIJACK! I’ve got 3 things going on as I sit at my computer in the back of my VAN in about 20″ of snow! By the way, the fan on my van heater stopped working a couple of months ago when I was using the defroster. But I do have a small Sunbeam electric heater run off the same line as computer is on from my trailer. I have a 2000 watt inverter but no solar panels! 1. I thought I’d try cafe mocha in the morning for a jolt to fight depression. I did the math-I usually drink a quart of chocolate milk in the morning. So I figured a 50-50 mix of coffee & cm. So that comes to 2 8oz cups of coffee mixed into 2 8oz cups of cm. I don’t have an espresso machine. I got a 20 oz Corning Ware mug with lid to mix in. 16 oz refillable mug from WaWa. + measuring cup + recently got 1 cup at a time coffee maker from Carol Wright. So I went ahead & that evening got gut sick. Which I do occasionally. Now, was it a coincidence or is the 2 cups of coffee making me sick? 2. One of my credit cards was closed. Merrick Bank Visa. Evidently 7,000 of them were. A letter has been sent out about it which I haven’t received yet. The info I got was from calling Customer Service. Evidently since they won’t be able to gouge with $39 overlimit fees monthly anymore as of Jan 2010, they cut off high risk customers. So my question is: Is this fair? Is this consistent with economic stimulus? Banks get bailed out but schmucks get cut off. What about the recently unemployed (which I am not-I’m long term unemployed) who might need to rely-temporarily-on their credit cards? & what about chronically unemployed or disabled who once cut off, would not be approved for a new credit card even after paying off the previous balance? & what about those who are just trying to start a new business? This doesn’t look good on their credit report. 3. Once again I’d like to restate that there are 4 special elections coming up in the next month starting Jan 5 in GA. Libertarian. Jan 12 CA Green. State Assembly. Jan 19 MA Libertarian. U.S. Senate. Feb 2 MO. We should immediately mobilize donors & activists. & try the PLAS Experiment. I personally am willing to help all 4 but especially the lib in MA. I could go to MA & campaign. But I need some assistance. Volunteers & donations. Go to my websites for that.

  3. Dr Jeff

    @Mik: Corbett indicted 10 Republicans last month, including the former speaker.

    These 3 (not 4) are a continuation of the arrests from last year.

  4. Clay Barham

    Every family should have a “go to” person who can give answers to political and issue concerns, as suggested by Rush Limbaugh. Learning how means starting at the roots, the beginnings and differences between two sides of the same coin, which is all there is. One side is long established, where the few rule the many, irrespective of their labels. The other side is the newest, that of individual freedom and limited government. Why do many follow each side, and why the conflict between them? What side do current issues come from, such as health care, cap and trade as well as amnesty for illegal immigrants? What side of the coin most impacts the lives of your family, to whom you provide the answers?

  5. Darcy G Richardson

    “…improve your understanding of the issues…” from somebody who is completely clueless.

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