Senator Farnese Acquitted by Federal Jury
Both Farnese and his co-defendant Ellen Chapman were cleared of the charges.
The charges stemmed from Farnese’s bid to run the Eighth Democratic Ward in Center City Philadelphia.
Prosecutors alleged that Farnese had donated money from the campaign to a college study abroad program that Chapman’s daughter was participating in. Farnese’s defense argued that the actions he took we legal at the time.