Bribery Charges Move Forward Against Ex-Pa. Legislator

Law360, Philadelphia (November 21, 2012, 7:07 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a bid by former Pennsylvania state Sen. Raphael Musto to dismiss three counts of an indictment over alleged bribe-taking, ruling the statute does not require demonstration of  a quid pro quo.

Musto  — who was indicted in November 2010 for allegedly pocketing $25,000 in cash from an unnamed company in exchange for help obtaining construction projects — sought dismissal of four of the counts he faced, arguing that the anticorruption statute governing the four counts requires demonstration of a specific...
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