The next corruption trial of a former top state lawmaker has been postponed until early next year.
KYW’s Tony Romeo reports former state House Democratic Whip Mike Veon is already serving prison time for his March conviction on charges that he misused taxpayer resources for political work.
But Veon (in file photo) and a former aide face more charges stemming from alleged misuse of funds of a non-profit organization they ran.
Now it’s entirely possible that Veon’s next trial may begin just as the man ultimately responsible for prosecuting him – Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett – is taking the reins as the next governor.
Due to scheduling conflicts on the part of defense attorneys, the second Veon trial has been put off until January 31st.
No trial date has been set yet for other former lawmakers facing corruption charges, including former House speakers John Perzel and William DeWeese.