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Friday, March 20, 2009

Pennsylvania Turnpike Chair Target of FBI

KYW Radio reports that Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chairman Mitch Rubin is now the target of an FBI Corruption probe.

This should not be a surprise, following the conviction of Rubin's political patron, former Senator Vince Fumo, and his wife, Ruth Arnao, as Rubin sits in the center of the Turnpike Family Tree (available at TurnpikeFacts.com).

Brad Bumsted has more on how Rubin's position may be in jeopardy.  The continued legacy of corruption at the Turnpike Commission - along with increased debt, higher tolls, and declining revenues - raises more questions about what the General Assembly should do about the agency.   We have some recommendations, including ending the practice of no-bid contracts and eliminating the commission altogether. 

4 comments:

Tom Martin said...

Gees Corruption in the Pa turnpike commission? I'm almost shocked.

When are the Bonus gate bozo's getting strung up?

Anonymous said...

what about the corruption in the house and senate, lets worry about that...

bobguzzardi said...

Tim Carson is now acting chair. Is that a good thing?

Anonymous said...

DID YOU ALSO KNOW THAT MITCH'S WIFE, RUTH ARNAO HAD A COMPUTER COMPANY UNDER HER NAME THAT GOT A $MILLION/YEAR CONTRACT TO FIX THE COMPUTERS FOR THE TURNPIKE?

NAME OF THE COMPANY IS DATA COM.