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Gergley Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Marc GergleyState Representative Marc Gergley (D-Allegheny) pleaded guilty to corruption charges of accepting illegal campaign donations and conspiracy related to an illegal gambling ring.  

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Gergley will remain in his seat until he is sentenced.  Currently, sentencing is scheduled for November 6th.  House leaders could try to expel Gergley before sentencing based off a rule passed by the House in January.  

House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) said it was good that Gergley accepted responsibility for his actions, but did not immediately push for his resignation.  

“I haven’t yet spoken to Marc Gergely to discuss what comes next. Obviously it’s necessary for the people in the 35th District to have representation when important issues are considered in Harrisburg this fall,” Dermody said in a statement.  

Whenever Gergley does resign from his position, House Speaker Mike Turzai will have to set the date for the special election to replace him.  The election will be the second special election in the western part of the state that Turzai will have to set likely in 2018.  State Representative Brandon Neuman (D-Washington) won both the Republican and Democratic primary to be a Washington County Judge.

9 Responses

  1. Another Democrat. One would think that prosecutors could find one corrupt Republican to prosecute.

  2. Great. Another Republican arrested. When will voters and the Republican party learn they need to change their views on… oh. Wait a minute. Boy is my face red!

  3. I think for he should resign and have a Republican Candidate is to win his seat in the 2018 special election and the 2018 general election.

  4. Yo Ming! My Man! I take back almost everything bad I said about you. I’ll bet your a student of Big Mike from McKeesport, I think he wrote the book on dese guys. Welcome to the club. P.S. You must have sausage fingers because your letters overlap. It’s all good.

  5. No shock here except that he got prpsecuted at all. The pgh mob has controlled mon valley gambling since the 1930’s starting with Boss John Bazzano then CountPettruli and Sam Strangis then to Duffy Conley and his man Porky Mellochi. Gergeley’s lawyer is Chuckie Porter jr, cousin and law partner and chief counsel to Steve Zappala
    Junior.Porter jr is paid 150k a year from the Allehheny County Dostrict Attorney office to advisehis cousin onlegal matters. Porter isthe son of the infamouse pgh gangster Chuckie Porter Sr
    Who betrayed his mob associates to the feds and was released from a life sentence as a reeard. Both Porter and
    Zappala have blood connections
    ToJohn Bazzano. Any wonder thestate had to prosecute this
    Instead ofthe county D.A. Watch for a light sentence…the judge isaformer D.A.underZappala.

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