For a prosecution that began with such a bang, as Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the indictments — “The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has been corrupted by improper political influence from its very own officials” — it ends with plea deals and not a single official sentenced to jail time.
A judge is about to make a decision about which charges, if any, will be held for trial in a Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption case.
We should know by tomorrow who among the former leadership of the Turnpike Commission charged in this scandal will go to trial, and who, if any, will not.
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.
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.
The CEO of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Joe Brimmeier, joined Mike Pintek in studio Wednesday for an open discussion about the nation’s first super highway and his upcoming retirement.
Mike talked with Pennsylvania Turnpike Commision CEO Joe Brimmeier about the possibility of a cashless turnpike ride.