Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Saturday, February 28, 2015 Bookmark our site!
Local PennsylvaniaNationalInternationalNews Extras  
Published: November 30, 2012 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Ex-state lawmaker Mellow gets 16 months in prison



SCRANTON, Pa. — A federal judge today sentenced former Democratic lawmaker Robert Mellow to 16 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $80,000 in restitution to the state Senate, along with a $40,000 fine to the federal government.
Judge Joel Slomsky also ordered Mellow, long one of the most powerful figures in state government, to have supervised release after his prison sentence.
Mellow, whose portrait hangs in the state Capitol, was charged with using his own Senate staff and staffers for other Democratic senators to run political campaigns in violation of state law.
Slomsky called the case a “tragedy” because Mellow had spent 40 years as an effective public servant and was a devoted friend and father.





Back
Comments
Order Photos!
 
MORE NEWS HEADLINES
arrow How much snow falls still to be seen
arrow Boy, 16, killed in ATV crash
arrow Some animals don't mind cold
arrow POLICE REPORTS
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow 2 hurt in 2-vehicle crash on I-79
arrow Fire causes minor damage at AK Steel
arrow POLICE REPORTS
arrow Council criticizes parents