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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.
Gov. Tom Corbett won’t talk about the current investigation, but says whatever happened at the Turnpike Commission under previous governors, his rule about doing business with any state agency is simple.
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.