By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A former Pennsylvania legislator’s administrative aide pleaded guilty today in a fraud scheme.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Fourth Of July Festivities Kick Off With Concert, Fireworks
Lorraine Dispaldo, 58, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to a number of mail and wire fraud counts for hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraud perpetrated upon the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
“Essentially she agreed that she had falsely used grant funds, granted to her and to former Judge (Robert) Mulgrew, to pay a number of individuals who were not permitted under the terms of the contract to receive pay,” said assistant US attorney Paul Gray today.READ MORE: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
Dispaldo, who worked for an unnamed Pennsylvania legislator not charged in the case, is free on bail as she awaits her sentencing hearing on September 16th.
Former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge Robert Mulgrew is standing trial on June 5th. His wife, Elizabeth, is also charged in the indictment.
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