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Former Rendell Aide Gets Probation in Pay-to-Play Case

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

John Estey, a former aide to Ed Rendell, was sentenced to one year of probation for wire-fraud.  

Estey was the FBI cooperator who helped the bring attention to pay-to-play culture in Harrisburg.  

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Estey apologized for the taking $13,000 that was given to him to use for campaign contributions using a fake company set up by investigators running a corruption sting in Harrisburg.  

Estey’s cooperation with Federal investigators contributed to the charging of several high ranking Harrisburg officials, including former Treasurer Rob McCord.  

“I lost sight of the legal and ethical underpinnings that underscore a life in public service and descended into moral relativism,” Estey told the court.

5 Responses

  1. Bungy has been promising something significant for years now as it relates to this investigation. Give it up already. With Estey sentenced, there won’t be any more indictments coming from things connected to him.

  2. We will all find out VERY soon, who else He RATTED out. No such thing as OMERTA with this Guy.

  3. Why doesn’t anyone ever turn on judges like that? Easy. Because they want a future legal career. And in PA, every other judge would make life hell for them forever. You don’t cross one judge and think the others won’t get you for it.

  4. He didn’t rat on La Familia so he knew what was good for him. We ain’t given him nothin but a good levying alone from now on. We turned the Feds eyes sideways on cash for kids so they know not to look at us either.

  5. Get back on your horse, John Estey. This is your second chance to have more meaningful relationships with friends, family, mistresses, Rendell co-conspirators and all of the people who don’t realize you recorded them. Make the most of it!!!!!!!

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