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Eight Face Charges Over Pennsylvania Turnpike Corruption

Just a tad crooked

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Wednesday morning that eight people have been charged in a pay-to-play scandal involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Among those charged are former state Sen. Robert Mellow and Joseph Brimmeier, the former CEO of the turnpike. Kane is announcing the charges in a press conference that began at 11 a.m.

The charges related to a system allegedly involving bribes and political contributions costing taxpayers millions of dollars, according to the grand jury report.