Keystone Corruption Continues

Keystone Corruption Continues
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Cash Payoffs, Porngate and the Kathleen Kane Scandal

Once again, a crime wave swept through Pennsylvania state government. During a 17-month period from early 2015 through mid-2016,  a sitting state treasurer, and a former state treasurer, both statewide elected officials who were guardians of taxpayers' money, were charged with crimes, as was an ex-Governor's chief of staff and the attorney general, the state's chief law enforcement officer. It was preceded by a sting investigation that resulted in state legislators videotaped taking cash from an undercover operative posing as a lobbyist and an alleged pay to play scheme at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Porn and off-color emails  on government computers took out two Supreme Court justices. It's all in Brad Bumsted's latest book: Keystone Corruption Continues: Cash Payoffs, Porngate and the Kathleen Kane Scandal.


Brad Bumsted is a prominent Pennsylvania journalist working for LNP Media Group and previously the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Gannett News Service. He is a regular guest on TV and radio shows, offering commentary and analysis on state politics and corruption. Keystone Corruption Continues published by Sunbury Press is his second book about the wave of corruption among Pennsylvania public officials since 2007. In 2013, Camino Books published Keystone Corruption.
Bumsted is the winner of numerous state and national awards, including first place Spotlight awards three straight years from the Society of Professional Journalists and first place awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors in 2006 (metro division) for investigative reporting and for public service with ex-colleague Debra Erdley. Though much of his award-winning work is for investigative reporting, other areas of commendation highlight spot news reporting. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with history concentration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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278 pages w b&w photographs

5.5 x 8.5

HIS036080  -- History : United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic

POL020000 -- Political Science : Government - State & Provincial

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