Year In Review: LeAnna Washington Resigns From Office After Pleading Guilty To Felony ChargeLong-time State Senator LeAnna Washington resigned from office this year after pleading guilty to a felony charge related to a political corruption investigation by the state attorney general’s office.
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.
Ex-Senate Leader, Seven Others Charged In Turnpike 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.

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