Pa. Gov.'s Computergate Prosecution Was Malicious, Suit Says

Law360, Philadelphia (November 15, 2013, 4:57 PM EST) -- A former Republican staffer with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives filed suit in federal court Thursday alleging Gov. Tom Corbett, the state’s former attorney general, maliciously prosecuted him as part of the so-called Computergate scandal accusing legislators of using public funds to purchase campaign-related technology.

John Zimmerman, a former staffer for former state Rep. John Perzel who faced criminal charges for allegedly hiding evidence from investigators, said the state Office of Attorney General targeted him for prosecution as part of a larger scheme to bolster Corbett’s...
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Case Information

Case Title

Zimmerman v. Corbett et al

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other


Yvette Kane

Date Filed

November 14, 2013

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