Former Perzel chief of staff stops Computergate trial to plead guilty

    Following two days of some pretty revealing testimony from a former special assistant, Brian Preski, the ex-chief of staff to former House Speaker John Perzel, interrupted the Computergate trial to plead guilty this morning.

    The Inquirer reports Preski is pleading to 10 counts for his role in the scandal that involved using taxpayer money to fund technology to get Perzel re-elected.

    Perzel and three others have already pleaded guilty, leaving just two defendants on trial. Former special assistant William Tomaselli has spent the last two days testifying in exchange for immunity, detailing the specifics of the scandal and Perzel’s plan to run for governor.

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