HD-192: Bishop Resigns, Pleads No Contest
Kane and Fina were both set to testify today but Bishop’s decision changed all that. The AG did suffer from the trial, however, as the allegation was made that she was included in the pornographic email chains.
Additionally, Bishop’s team abandoned their claim that the sting was racially motivated, which was the reason Kane gave for pulling the plug.
Bishop’s lawyer Charles Peruto conceded their defense no longer had any validity and even apologized to the court.
“I want to apologize to anyone I may have offended,” Peruto stated. “Because that is the information [on racial profiling] I had at the time.”
The 192nd district is positioned in Northwest Philadelphia. Bishop has served as its representative since 1989.