Ex-House lawyer gets prison term in Pa. corruption case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former staff lawyer for state House Democrats is being sentenced to jail for his role in the misuse of taxpayer-paid equipment, staff and resources.

A Dauphin County judge sentenced Jeff Foreman on today to a term of 11 1/2 to 23 months in the county prison.

Foreman pleaded guilty and testified for prosecutors in the state attorney general’s four-year investigation into the Legislature.

Foreman has admitted that he knew he was engaging in illegal campaign practices while working for the Legislature.

Twenty-five current or former legislators and staff aides have been arrested. Of the dozen cases decided so far, two were acquitted and 10 have resulted in criminal convictions or guilty pleas.