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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...
  • Marrone Considering Congressional Run (in NE Philly-Montco PA-13)

    01/15/2006 9:18:39 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 26 replies · 2,007+ views ^ | January 11, 2006 | PoliticsPA
    Marrone Considering Congressional Run PoliticsPA has learned that Republican Christian Marrone is considering a run for the GOP nomination in the 13th Congressional District. Marrone, who previously served under Montgomery District Attorney Bruce Castor, now works in Washington as a Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense. He briefly considered a run for congress in 2004. Marrone would be forced to resign his job before announcing his candidacy. With deep ties in the district to both Republicans and Democrats, Marrone would be a threat to current frontrunner Raj Bhakta.