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  • 12 [Pennsylvania Democrats] face charges in bonus scandal

    07/11/2008 5:35:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies · 267+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 11, 2008 | Dennis B. Roddy and Tracie Mauriello
    HARRISBURG -- Grand jurors here and in Pittsburgh cataloged what they described as a culture of corruption that allowed former state Rep. Michael Veon, current Rep. Sean Ramaley and 10 current and former Democratic staffers to divert millions of dollars in state resources, including more than $1 million in illegal pay bonuses. The jurors said Mr. Veon and the staff members conspired to arrange hefty year-end pay bonuses to House employees who worked on political campaigns over a three-year period, while Mr. Ramaley is accused of working full-time on his 2004 House campaign in Beaver County while drawing a taxpayer...