Ex-Pa. Lawmaker Found Competent For Bribery Trial

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday rejected former Pennsylvania state Sen. Raphael Musto's contention that he is physically unfit to stand trial for allegedly accepting a company's bribes to help obtain grants for its construction projects, rejecting claims that the proceeding would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.

Musto was originally indicted on six counts in November 2010 — including honest services wire fraud, corrupt receipt of bribes and false statements — for allegedly pocketing $25,000 in cash from a construction company for aiding projects in which...
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