Ex-Pa. Lawmaker Says Bribery Charges Aren't Specific Enough

Law360, Philadelphia (November 5, 2012, 5:38 PM EST) -- Former Pennsylvania state Sen. Raphael Musto on Friday filed a motion to dismiss four counts of an indictment charging him with taking bribes to help a company obtain grants for construction projects, saying prosecutors failed to show a quid pro quo where he acted in his official capacity.

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 the company. Musto also allegedly accepted gift...
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