Guilty pleas from two of Perzel former aides

    Two of the three former John Perzel aides who have agreed to plea guilty in the Bonusgate probe have entered their pleas.

    Samuel “Buzz” Stokes, Perzel’s brother-in-law and the ex-state rep’s former campaign manager; and Don McClintock, a former campaign aide, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy, the Inquirer reports. Stokes also pleaded guilty to one count of conflict of interest.

    Both face up to five years in prison for their roles in Perzel’s use of taxpayer money to fund information programs for Perzel’s campaign. Paul Towhey, Perzel’s former chief of staff is expected to plead guilty Friday to similar charges.

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