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(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington leaves her preliminary hearing in Abington, Pa.   March 26th file photo by Brad Segall)

Hearing Set For Pa. Lawmaker’s Request to Change Trial Locale

Judge Steven O’Neill scheduled oral arguments for a week from Thursday on a change-of-venue motion filed by lawyers for Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington, charged with corruption.

08/19/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  March 2014 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Prosecutors Urge Judge To Keep Sen. LeAnna Washington’s Trial in Montco

A multi-county grand jury indicted the 68-year-old state lawmaker, and the presiding judge selected Montgomery County as the venue for the trial.

07/16/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington leaves her preliminary hearing in Abington, Pa.   March 26th file photo by Brad Segall)

Prosecutors Hope To Keep Pa. Sen. LeAnna Washington Case in Montco

The defense wants the case moved to Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas, claiming that all of the action in the corruption case is in the city.

07/03/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington, accompanied by her son, arrives at a district justice office in Abington to face theft and related charges.  March 2014 file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

Pa. Sen. LeAnna Washington Loses Primary Amid Legal Difficulties

Voters ousted Washington, choosing instead Wyncote attorney Art Haywood as their Democratic candidate for the 4th District.

05/21/2014

(Pa. state senator LeAnna Washington leaves her preliminary hearing in Abington, Pa.   March 26th file 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.  March 2014 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.  March 2014 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

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