John Perzel

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel Paroled From PrisonFormer Pennsylvania House speaker John Perzel has been paroled from prison after serving nearly two years on a corruption conviction.
Guns No Longer Allowed For Pa. House Security GuardsThe security guards for the Pennsylvania state Senate in Harrisburg do not carry firearms, and the House security guards didn’t either, until a few years ago.
Another Pa. Lawmaker Found Guilty Of Misusing Taxpayer Money For Political PurposesFor the second time this year, a sitting member of the Pennsylvania legislature has been convicted of using taxpayer resources for campaign purposes.
Former Pa. House Speaker Perzel Gets 2½-5 Years in Prison For CorruptionThe once-powerful Philadelphia politician also was ordered to pay $1 million in restitution, and will spend an additional five years on probation.
Sentencing Day For Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John PerzelFormer state House speaker John Perzel of Philadelphia will be sentenced to today for his role as the alleged “architect” of a scheme to use millions of dollars in taxpayer resources for political work.
Former Pa. Rep. Brett Feese Guilty On All Counts In 'Computergate' CaseA jury has convicted former GOP lawmaker Brett Feese of all 40 corruption counts against him.
Part 2: 'The Land of Oz'Why would a state senator from western Pennsylvania care about parking spaces in Philadelphia? He probably doesn't, yet he has more say over who runs the Philadelphia Parking Authority than our mayor does.
Former Pa. Speaker Testifies Against Former Colleague In Corruption CaseFormer Pennsylvania house speaker John Perzel of Philadelphia was on the witness stand as the trial of two co-defendants in a public corruption case continues in Harrisburg.
Gov. Corbett Says Perzel Guilty Plea Speaks To His Own Integrity"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.
Former Pa. House Speaker Perzel Enters His Guilty PleasEx-Rep. John Perzel entered the guilty plea to two counts of conflict of interest, two counts of theft, and four counts of conspiracy.
Former House Speaker Perzel To Plead Guilty In Corruption CaseThe 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.
Pa. Lawmakers Take Oath For New Session of LegislatureThirty-two new members of the Pennsylvania Legislature –- including nearly a dozen from the Philadelphia area –- were sworn in along with returning members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate.
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