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Former State Rep. Bill DeWeese Out Of Jail

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HARRISBURG (KDKA/AP) – Former State Rep. Bill DeWeese is out of jail.

The Associated Press reported late Friday that DeWeese is out on bail.

Earlier this week, he began serving his sentence at the State Correction Institution in Camp Hill near Harrisburg.

The former Greene County lawmaker served in the House for 35 years, including two years as speaker.

In February, a jury convicted DeWeese of conspiracy, conflict of interest and three counts of theft for using public resources for political purposes.

He kept his House seat for more than two months because the constitutional ban on felons serving in the state Legislature is not triggered until they are sentenced.

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