Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning sentenced the 50-year-old former Republican lawmaker to a prison term of between 2 1/2 and 10 years on corruption charges.
of five felonies and nine misdemeanors; the charges stemmed from allegations that she used her legislative staff to do campaign work.
The charges included theft of services, ethics violations, tampering with evidence and forgery.
Restitution will be decided within 30 days based on legal briefs that have not been submitted yet.
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