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2 Nov 2018

Pennsylvania House lawmaker convicted of taking cash bribes

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November 2, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

ABOVE PHOTO: State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown  (D-Phila.190th)



By Mark Scolforo

Associated Press

A Pennsylvania state lawmaker faces the possibility of prison time after being found guilty of charges she accepted $4,000 in cash from an undercover informant seven years ago.

A Harrisburg jury on Wednesday found Philadelphia Democratic Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown guilty of bribery, five counts of conflict of interest and failing to properly file a financial disclosure form.

The verdict follows guilty or no contest pleas by four other former Philadelphia state lawmakers and a former traffic judge in the city for taking cash or gifts from informant Tyron Ali.

The cases were brought by prosecutors in Philadelphia and Harrisburg after then-state Attorney General Kathleen Kane abandoned the investigation after concluding it improperly targeted Black officials.

Brown’s lawyer calls it a “classic case of government overreach” and vows to appeal.

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