Tartaglione the elder threatens reporter


    The head of the Philadelphia City Commissioners had harsh words today for a reporter who asked about ethics charges brought against her daughter, a deputy in her office who retired last month.

    City Commissioners head Marge Tartaglione got angry when a reporter from the Philadelphia Weekly asked how she can assure the public the office runs elections fairly

    “I don’t work for any candidate but by own, my own not even my daughters allright, over, you want to make a, you’re a liberal paper aren’t you,” Tartaglione said.  “You want all the liberals to read this like this this office is corrupt, you say that and I can jump over this table and punch you out, this is not corrupt.”

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    Renee Tartagline admitted she engaged in political activity prohibited by the city charter, and agreed to pay a $2,700 penalty.  Marge Tartaglione says she knew nothing about her daughter’s activities.

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