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PA Governor Tom Corbett and members of his executive team covered up millions of dollars of fraud, corruption, and gross mismanagement in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Pennsylvania.

From CorbettGate.com: Thomas Kimmett, Corbett's former Senior Deputy Attorney General, sued Corbett and members of his executive team for covering up millions of dollars of fraud, corruption, and gross mismanagement in the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Pennsylvania. Rather than ordering an investigation of the matter, Corbett and his team fired Thomas Kimmett, the lawsuit alleges. In thousands of pages of court documents, Kimmett - a Republican attorney and an accountant - alleged that Corbett’s office paid Private Collection Agencies (PCA’s) millions of dollars they were not owed and gave favored debtors sweetheart deals. In one example, a “favored” collection agency received a $300,000 commission to collect a debt that had been paid before the agency received the case, Kimmett alleges. In another case, the OAG reduced a nearly $1 million debt to only $20,000 without proper authorizations or backup documentation. More than 2,000 cases were never assigned to a collector, hundreds of accounts sat inactive with the collections agencies beyond their designated 6-month limits, and millions of dollars of accounts went without any collection activity for more than two years, Kimmett alleges in a July, 2010 filing of the Statement of Facts. Furthermore, collection agencies failed to … Continue Reading ››

Federal Judge Yvette Kane lists approximately $80,000 in gifts of jewelry, an automobile, interest, trips and other gifts

Original Story from YardBird.com author Bill Keisling, follow this link if you wish to view all of the links and evidence Mr. Keisling has taken the time to compile. Posted August 4, 2010 -- A chief federal judge in Pennsylvania received more than $80,000 in gifts from three Pennsylvania attorneys from 2003 to 2008, according to financial disclosure statements Judge Yvette Kane filed with the court. Yvette Kane is the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In six successive Financial Disclosure Reports filed by Judge Kane from 2004 to 2009, covering the years 2003 to 2008, Kane lists approximately $80,000 in gifts of jewelry, an automobile, interest, trips and other gifts from "John R. McGinley, Jr, Esquire." A John R. McGinley, Jr., is a member of the board of directors, and Chair of the Executive Committee, of the law firm Eckert Seamans, of Pittsburgh, according to that firm's website. Kane was appointed to the federal bench in 1998. She became Chief Judge of the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2006. The chief judge is charged with sweeping administrative and appointive duties. Kane's financial disclosure statement for 2003 lists $10,000 in "Jewelry, Personal Gifts," from "John R.… Read More