Perzel expected to plead guilty to public corruption

This is part of ongoing coverage in “District 172: The Politics of Change after State Rep. John Perzel,” a collaborative effort with Philadelphia Neighborhoodsfunded by J-Lab.

John Perzel, former 17nd District representative and former House Speaker, is expected to plead guilty tomorrow to charges of public corruption. He was set to go to trial this fall.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Perzel will enter guilty pleas at 1 p.m. in Dauphin County Wednesday.

Perzel has maintained his innocence up to this point. Three of his former staffers pleaded guilty earlier this month.

 

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