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Supreme Court says DeWeese must stay in prison during appeal

| Thursday, June 7, 2012, 4:56 p.m.

The state Supreme Court today denied former state House speaker Bill DeWeese's emergency request for bail while he appeals his conviction on corruption charges. A jury in February found DeWeese, 62, guilty of five felonies for using state employees and resources for campaigning. Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover sentenced DeWeese in April to a prison sentence of 2 12 to 5 years and, in May, denied the former Greene County lawmaker's request to be released on bail while he appeals the verdict. DeWeese is incarcerated at Camp Hill State Prison, according to state Department of Corrections records.

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