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Former PA House Speaker John Perzel indicted

Thursday, November 12th, 2009



One of Pennsylvania’s most influential lawmakers has been indicted in a scheme that reportedly used taxpayer dollars for political campaigning.

Former House Speaker John Perzel, who represents a Northeast Philadelphia district, is now the most prominent political figure thus far to be charged in the Bonusgate investigation.

Corbett announced the latest charges in the ongoing grand jury investigation at a Thursday news conference at his Harrisburg office.

Others charged:

Former Republican State Rep. Brett Feese

Brian Preski, Perzel’s former chief of staff

Paul Towhey, Perzel’s current chief of staff Paul Towhey

Samual Stokes, Perzel’s brother-in-law

John Zimmerman, Perzel legislative aide

Don McClintock, Perzel his campaign aide

Jill Seaman, Feese legislative aide

Elmer Bowman, Feese legislative aide

Eric Ruth, former GOP information technology deputy director


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