Pa. State Senator Snared In Corruption Case

Law360, New York (November 24, 2010, 4:09 PM EST) -- A federal grand jury has charged Pennsylvania state Sen. Raphael Musto with accepting bribes and kickbacks in exchange for political favors.

The six-count indictment, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, alleges that since 2005, Musto pocketed “a stream of benefits” from a construction company for promoting its candidacy in government projects.

Specifically, the construction company carried out extensive renovations on a property Musto owned and gave him $25,000 in cash as well as annual gifts that the senator omitted from...
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