There has been a parade of grand jury witnesses and lots of testimony over months and months of time. The allegations have been serious.
Five of the eight men charged earlier this year in an investigation of corruption at the Pennsylvania Turnpike are due in court for a preliminary hearing expected to last five days.
Fred Crawford, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s long-time bodyguard, spent two hours in front of a federal grand jury.
It’s hard to drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike without running into construction somewhere — much of it needed. But in an 85-page presentment a grand jury has found that some turnpike commissioners, officials, and political leaders awarded contracts based on gifts, favors, and political contributions.
Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper is expected to return to work today, even as a federal grand jury is investigating him for possible corruption.
Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.
Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.
An East McKeesport official has been arrested and is facing bribery charges following a lengthy investigation that began in May of 2009.
Judge Ross Cioppa, accused of asking female defendants for sexual acts in return for favorable rulings, was in court Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing.
District Justice Ross Cioppa has been relieved of his duties following his arraignment today on charges of indecent assault, bribery and official oppression. Cioppa’s district is based in Rankin.