Former Pa. House Speaker Perzel Admits To Corruption

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT) -- John Perzel, the former speaker of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives, pled guilty Wednesday to charges related to an investigation that concluded he was the architect of a corrupt scheme to spend $10 million of taxpayer money for campaign work.

Perzel, 61, who vehemently denied wrongdoing when charged in November 2009, changed his tune before Judge Richard A. Lewis of Dauphin County, Pa., pleading guilty to two counts of conflict of interest, two counts of theft by mail and four counts of conspiracy ahead of a trial...
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