February 5, 2015 •
Facing Federal Charges, Pennsylvania Treasurer Steps Down
Rob McCord, Pennsylvania’s state treasurer, has resigned amid a federal investigation.
After serving for six years in the elected position, McCord announced plans to plead guilty to charges of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors hoping to continue doing business with the commonwealth. It is unknown exactly what the charges will be, as is whether or not McCord will face jail time.
Gov. Tom Wolf will now nominate someone to serve the remaining two years of McCord’s term.
Photo of Rob McCord by Ruhrfisch on Wikimedia Commons.
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