Thursday, March 11, 2010

Defense Rests And Now Onto Closing Arguments- Bonusgate Trial

Yesterday the defense rested in the Michael Veon et al Bonusgate trial at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg. In this report filed by Tracie Mauriello from the Post-Gazette, she sums up those proceedings plus some comments by defense attorneys relating to the trial.

"Was there [campaign-related] e-mail sent on state time? Yes, just like everybody else uses the state e-mail system for fantasy football or whatever," Mr. Walk said. "This staff worked so hard and so long that all of these minor infractions are what we would call de minimis."

Follow Tracie's twitter tweets at the link to the right for today. Defense attorneys are blaming everyone from former Rep. Steven Stetler and Rep. Bill Deweese to Frankel, Manzo, and others as the real perpetrators of misuse of taxpayer moneys.

Editorially speaking it was gang mentality that brought these charges. It will be up to the jury whether the "pack" is accountable.

Senior Deputy Attorney General E. Marc Costanzo said he is confident that the prosecution made its case and that the jury will find each defendant guilty.

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