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Day of reckoning: Disgraced ex-Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord faces possible jail time

August 27, 2018

Former Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, August 28, 2019 after pleading guilty to extortion in a wide-ranging federal corruption case.

By Staff

HARRISBURG — When news spread three years ago that Rob McCord, Pennsylvania’s onetime state treasurer, wore an FBI recorder in hope of exposing a pay-to-play culture in Harrisburg, it sent a chill through the Capitol.

McCord had been caught illegally shaking down potential donors, and prosecutors were eager to use him as bait to lure others into the trap of an ambitious public corruption probe.

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