February 5, 2015 •
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 […]
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.
April 3, 2012 •
Cahill said he made the right decision and will fight the charges.
Former Massachusetts Treasurer Timothy Cahill was indicted on charges that he used more than $1.6 million in publicly-funded state lottery advertising to promote his gubernatorial campaign in 2010.
According to Attorney General Martha Coakley as noted in the Boston Globe, “Cahill faces charges of violating state ethics laws, violating state procurement laws, and conspiracy charges in connection with both those alleged crimes. The procurement and ethics law violations each carry possible sentences of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.”
For full news coverage, be sure to read:“Timothy Cahill indicted on charges of using official funds for campaign-boosting ads” by Frank Phillips in the Boston Globe.
Here is Cahill’s response to the indictment: “Former state treasurer Timothy Cahill insists he acted to bolster the Massachusetts Lottery, vows to fight state corruption charges” in the Boston Globe.
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