A local teacher and former school board member accused of embezzling funds from the teacher’s union has turned himself into police.
Just-resigned Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord plans to plead guilty to federal extortion charges for threatening potential donors to his failed gubernatorial campaign, according to court papers filed Monday in Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord said Friday that he is resigning immediately and is planning to plead guilty to federal charging that involve him telling two potential campaign contributors during last year’s gubernatorial primary that he could make it difficult for them to continue to do business with the state.
The former Shenango Township treasurer, who lost his job over hundreds of theft and forgery allegations, is going to trial.
The fired treasurer of Shenango Township has been charged with stealing nearly $800,000 from taxpayers during his 14 years in office.
A local teacher, who is also a former school board member, is facing allegations of stealing nearly $200,000 in teacher union funds.
Two of Pennsylvania’s most influential Democrats on Saturday strongly criticized a TV ad run by fellow Democrat Rob McCord in his campaign for governor.
Although the state Attorney General Kathleen Kane says Governor Corbett’s plan to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery is illegal, Corbett just extended the time to cut a deal with the British company Camelot until the end of the year.
Two local bars have been padlocked after failing to pay Allegheny County alcoholic drink taxes.
There is more fallout tonight over that 35 percent pay raise that two county officials gave themselves. County Council is now investigating.