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Corbett may step away from corruption probe

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Corbett says he may step away from his ongoing legislative corruption investigation as he prepares to take office in January.

Corbett Wednesday named eight people to a transition team. The team consists mostly of longtime Republican insiders and members of Corbett’s gubernatorial campaign.

Corbett, who said he won’t step down as attorney general until just before the inauguration, said he’ll keep working at his current job over the next few months.

“The day-to-day work of the attorney general’s office that comes to my desk in the normal course will continue to come to my desk. I am going to sit down with my first deputy to talk about the status of the bonus investigation, and make a determination about my role with that, after the discussion,” said Corbett.

A spokesman said Corbett may remove himself from the legislative corruption probe, due to the fact he’ll be working with lawmakers as governor-elect.
The attorney general’s office has filed charges against House Democrats and Republicans, and is now believed to be investigating the Senate Republican caucus.

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