By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:55 p.m.
The ongoing criminal investigation regarding the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission clearly depicts widespread illicit endeavors that have defrauded state taxpayers of millions of dollars over a long period of time.
It will be very interesting and highly relevant to learn from the eight indicted individuals just exactly who else had knowledge (or should have known) of this long-standing statewide corruption. Is it at all conceivable that Turnpike Commission Chairman William Lieberman had no actual awareness of these practices? If a “captain of a ship” does not realize that his vessel is transporting illegal cargo, then it is time to get a new helmsman on board.
Certainly, Gov. Corbett, a former U.S. attorney, must be fully aware of the significance of the legal doctrine of respondeat superior (employers' legal liability for employee actions).
Cyril H. Wecht
The writer is a former Allegheny County coroner.
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