After a preliminary hearing that included days of testimony, a district judge in suburban Harrisburg has ordered that six defendants face trial in the turnpike corruption case.
The defendants in the case include the turnpike’s former CEO, Joseph Brimmeier (photo), former turnpike commissioner Mitchell Rubin, and the former longtime Democratic leader of the state senate, Robert Mellow, who is currently serving time for his guilty plea in a federal corruption probe.
A former state Senate leader and seven others have been charged in a “pay to play” case involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike, state prosecutors said Wednesday.
For the second time this year, a sitting member of the Pennsylvania legislature has been convicted of using taxpayer resources for campaign purposes.
Yet another prominent Pennsylvania political figure is facing charges of misusing taxpayer resources for political purposes.