As he left the courtroom, Mike Manzo told reporters he was disappointed by others involved in the case who blamed the “culture” of Harrisburg for their actions.
A jury has convicted former GOP lawmaker Brett Feese of all 40 corruption counts against him.
“I also, back in 2004, received campaign contributions directly to my campaign from the former speaker (John Perzel). It didn’t do him any good, did it?,” Corbett told reporters today.
Ex-Rep. John Perzel entered the guilty plea to two counts of conflict of interest, two counts of theft, and four counts of conspiracy.
The former House Speaker, a Philadelphia Republican, is scheduled to change his pleas from innocent to guilty on corruption charges at a hearing in Harrisburg on Wednesday.
Drug offenses, gun charges, theft and drunken driving turned up in the backgrounds of some state lawmakers when the entire Pennsylvania General Assembly was checked against public records, news accounts and other sources.
After a preliminary hearing today, a district judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to try a former Pennsylvania state lawmaker, who is also a former Rendell cabinet secretary, on corruption charges.
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