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LeAnna Washington

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington leaves her preliminary hearing in Abington, Pa.   Photo by Brad Segall)

Witness Describes Arranging Pa. Lawmaker’s Fundraiser Using State Resources

Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington has been ordered held for trial on charges that she misused her Senate offices to raise money for her campaign.

03/26/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  File photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Judge Sends State Senator Charges To Trial

District Judge John Kessler ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had provided sufficient evidence to support charges that Sen. Leanna Washington used her legislative staff for eight years to organize an annual “birthday party” political fundraiser on taxpayer time and using taxpayer resources.

03/26/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  File photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Pa. State Senator LeAnna Washington Charged With Illegal Use of Staff

The state attorney general’s office says that state senator LeAnna Washington, a Democrat who represents portions of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, has been charged with theft and conflict of interest.

03/12/2014

(Sandy Brown, of Brown's Shoprite chain, at Monday's holiday food giveaway.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Local ShopRite Chain Organizes 1,000-Meal Thanksgiving Giveaway

“It includes a turkey, stuffing, sweet potato pie, and all of the fixings that you would have for a full holiday dinner,” said Sandy Brown. Each holiday basket will feed six to eight people.

11/19/2012