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Pa. Turnpike says AG has subpoenaed its records

Published: Fri, October 30, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said today it was cooperating with a demand for documents by state prosecutors, but the subject of the investigation was not clear.

Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone said records had not yet been turned over.

“We can’t provide you with any other details of when it came, or what it’s about or anything like that,” he said.

Kevin Harley, a spokesman for Attorney General Tom Corbett, declined comment.

Turnpike officials called the governor’s office Friday to disclose the receipt of a subpoena, and aides informed Gov. Ed Rendell.

“I talked to the governor, he said, ’Well, certainly they need to comply and cooperate fully with the investigation,”’ said Steve Crawford, Rendell’s chief of staff.

The existence of the subpoena was first reported today by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Capone said he “did not know anything official” about reports that a grand jury was examining possible corruption at the agency, which has been criticized as a patronage haven.

In September, The Morning Call of Allentown reported that a former turnpike employee, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he had been questioned by a grand jury about patronage, campaign donations and contracts.

Turnpike chief executive Joe Brimmeier declined to discuss the investigation.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years, 8 months ago

"Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone said records had not yet been turned over."

Raking in the dough on the crappiest turnpike in the country has probably caught the eye of the AG . Perhaps the AG can make public where all the money is going .

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2Hortus(34 comments)posted 6 years, 8 months ago

X-turnpike employees suk, period. They are stupid and crooked. Retired awhole ran for office in our local government and won. Been there for years caused nothing but trouble. These workers got their jobs through either sex, criminal activity or political patronage. They are over paid and over laid.


Welcome to the Enon Valley Insurance for all who can afford to pay crowd. The campground, dining hall, and museum I enjoy. When someone offered an education program, Chicago threw up their dinner.

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