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Pike case shows corruption rampant

| Friday, March 29, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

In light of the Pennsylvania Turnpike scandal, it is apparent that our state has one of the most corrupt governments in America. This reminds me of the Al Capone trial with the speculation of who the people are in the bookkeeper's log.

If the state Legislature refuses to pass turnpike reform, then maybe it's because some of their names are in the book too. The voters need to purge Harrisburg ASAP.

Gov. Tom Corbett, when he was attorney general, failed miserably on the Jerry Sandusky and turnpike issues. It seems he started a lot of investigations, but finished none. Maybe his sights were set elsewhere — something voters should remember next year.

Now PNC has been revealed as a turnpike player. Which other banks are players in these backroom antics?

I don't begrudge a business making a profit, but not at the expense of the taxpayers. Maybe the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should be looking into this.

Were these PNC gifts declared on federal tax returns? If so, why didn't this raise a red flag somewhere? Maybe the whole country is caught up in bipartisan corruption.

Kudos to newly elected Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The breath of fresh air she brings to government is called honesty, something that's been lacking for a long time. I hope she cages the gorilla once and for all.

Jack Juris

Buffalo Township

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