Stilp Files Complaints With Federal, County, and State Agencies Over Governor Corbett’s Involvment With Questionable Gifts and Ethics Activities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013

 

CONTACT: GENE STILP

717-829-5600

 

STILP FILES COMPLAINTS WITH FEDERAL,  COUNTY, AND STATE AGENCIES

OVER GOVERNOR CORBETT’S INVOLVMENT WITH QUESTIONABLE

GIFTS AND ETHICS ACTIVITIES

 

Activist Gene Stilp today filed complaints with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office of Official Corruption, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Ethics Commission and the District Attorney’s Office concerning Governor Tom Corbett’s filing of information concerning his acceptance of gifts.

Mr. Stilp has asked the various agencies to investigate the actions of the Governor for violations of the Code of Conduct that governs the activities of employees, appointees and officials in the Executive Branch of the Commonwealth.

Section 7.153, codified at 4 Pennsylvania Code Section 7-159 prohibits the Governor’s acceptance of gifts from parties that have or are seeking to have business interests with the Commonwealth. The section is attached.

The complaints center on the contents of Governor Corbett’s late filing which describes his acceptance of travel gifts as described in an Associated Press article. The Governor accepted a $1,400 vacation trip from a supporter that also does business with the Commonwealth.

While it is a standard practice to ask the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office to investigate the activities of Pennsylvania politicians that are involved in violations of the Pennsylvania Code, Mr. Stilp is also asking the federal and county authorities to also investigate.

Mr. Stilp said, “In the Senator Jane Orie case, the county prosecutor brought the case to a successful verdict after then Attorney General Tom Corbett refused to prosecute the senator. The federal prosecutions of then senators Fumo and Mellow were also missed by then Attorney General Corbett. My hope is one of the agencies at the federal, state or county level will investigate and prosecute but you never know who will follow through on information.”

 

 

JAUNUARY 2, 2013

 

TO:  OFFICE OF THE U.S.ATTORNEY

FEDERAL BUILDING

3RD AND MARKET STREETS

HARRISBURG, PA 17101

 

FR:  GENESTILP

1550 FISHING CREEK VALLEY ROAD

HARRISBURG, PA 17112

 

RE:  COMPLAINT AND REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION CONCERNING GOVERNOR TOM

CORBETT’S ACCEPTANCE OF GIFT IN VIOLATION OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

This is a complaint and request for an investigation regarding the acceptance of a gift by Governor Tom Corbett. Acceptance of gifts by Commonwealth employees and officials in the Executive Branch is governed by the Executive Department’s Code of Conduct.

It is reported by the Associated Press that Governor Corbett took a trip valued at $1,400 in 2011.

Gifts to Executive Branch officials are governed by Section 4 Pennsylvania Code Section 7.159 pertaining to Gifts and Favors. The Code of Conduct is attached.

The gift and trip in question was a 2011 vacation to Rhode Island paid for by a supporter of Governor Corbett who also has interests with the Commonwealth.

Information regarding the gift is contained in Governor Corbett’s update ethics filing. Information regarding the person providing the gift is available from internal files from various Commonwealth departments.

 

 

JANUARY 2, 2013

 

TO:  OFFICE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA  ATTORNEY GENERAL

OFFICIAL CORRUPTION UNIT

16TH FLOOR

STRAWBERRY SQUARE

HARRISBURG, PA 17120

 

FR:  GENESTILP

1550 FISHING CREEK VALLEY ROAD

HARRISBURG, PA 17112

 

RE:  COMPLAINT AND REQUEST FORINVESTIGATION CONCERNING GOVERNOR TOM

ACCEPTANCE OF  A GIFT IN VIOLATION OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH CODE OF

CONDUCT

 

This is a complaint and request for an investigation regarding the acceptance of A gift by Governor Tom Corbett. Acceptance of gifts by Commonwealth employees and officials in the Executive Branch is governed by the Executive Department’s Code of Conduct.

It is reported by the Associated Press that Governor Corbett took a trip valued at $1,400 in 2011.

Gifts to Executive Branch officials are governed by Section 4 Pennsylvania Code Section 7.159 pertaining to Gifts and Favors. The Code of Conduct is attached.

The gift and trip in question was a 2011 vacation to Rhode Island paid for by a supporter of Governor Corbett who also has interests with the Commonwealth.

Information regarding the gift is contained in Governor Corbett’s update ethics filing. Information regarding the person providing the gift is available from internal files from various Commonwealth departments.

 

JAUNUARY 2, 2013

 

TO:  HONORABLE ED MARSICO

DAUPHIN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY

101 MARKET STREET

HARRISBURG, PA 17101

 

FR:  GENESTILP

1550 FISHING CREEK VALLEY ROAD

HARRISBURG, PA 17112

 

RE:  COMPLAINT AND REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION CONCERNING GOVERNOR TOM
CORBETT’S ACCEPTANCE OF GIFT IN VIOLATION OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CODE OF CONDUCT

This is a complaint and request for an investigation regarding the acceptance of a gift by Governor Tom Corbett. Acceptance of gifts by Commonwealth employees and officials in the Executive Branch is governed by the Executive Department’s Code of Conduct.

It is reported by the Associated Press that Governor Corbett took a trip valued at $1,400 in 2011.

Gifts to Executive Branch officials are governed by Section 4 Pennsylvania Code Section 7.159 pertaining to Gifts and Favors. The Code of Conduct is attached.

The gift and trip in question was a 2011 vacation to Rhode Island paid for by a supporter of Governor Corbett who also has interests with the Commonwealth.

Information regarding the gift is contained in Governor Corbett’s update ethics filing. Information regarding the person providing the gift is available from internal files from various Commonwealth departments.

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