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.
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