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.
Former Pennsylvania House speaker John Perzel is charged with theft, conflict of interest, and other offenses.
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.
The next corruption trial of a former top state lawmaker has been postponed until early next year.
by KYW’s Tony Romeo The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is reviewing rules of courtroom conduct with an eye toward issues raised by new technology and social networking.