Dec 8, 2010

Perzel's Corruption Trial Delayed

How many Pennsylvania prosecutors, judges, and lawyers does it take to screw in a light bulb let alone convict a bunch of greedy, corrupt politicians? God only knows! Now Matt Miller over at The Patriot-News is reporting that Dauphin County Judge Richard A. Lewis has delayed the most recent Bonusgate trial until September 2011.
Lewis agreed to shift the trial's start date from April to September after Perzel's lawyer, Brian McMonagle, sought a delay given the vast amount of evidence defense attorneys must digest to prepare for trial. Click Here To Read More
The Bonusgate investigation by the Attorney General's Office began in December of 2005 when disgruntled democratic caucus employees leaked to the Patriot-News a letter by then Majority Leader Bill DeWeese encouraging staff who received bonuses for campaign work to keep quiet about them. Now almost six years later state prosecutors are still pushing forward with prosecutions well into the fall of 2011. I don't know why there isn't as much public outrage over the handling of these cases as there was during the pay raise. Six years to even start a trial is just ridiculous.

More: Perzel, co-defendants fight corruption charges (Post-Gazette)

Ex-rep wants 400 conspiracy counts dismissed (WHPTV)

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