State Rep., Former Rep., 10 Others Indicted in 'Bonusgate' Scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state representative, a former lawmaker and 10 others have been indicted in a probe of nearly $4 million in secret legislative bonuses.

The defendants named in Thursday's indictment include Rep. Sean Ramaley, a Beaver County Democrat; former Rep. Mike Veon, who served as Democratic whip; and Michael Manzo, a former chief of staff to Democratic Majority Leader Bill DeWeese.

The investigation centered on whether some of the bonuses paid to legislative staffers in 2005 and 2006 were illegal rewards for campaign work. Veon was voted out of office in 2006 by the backlash over the 2005 legislative pay raises.

Attorney General Tom Corbett says he expects more arrests to follow.

AG's News Release


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