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Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Postscript

By at November 7, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Postscript

In 1980 the Pennsylvania Legislature made the Attorney General’s office an elected position. The theory held that an elected Attorney General would be independent and free of politics and outside influence. The theory and reality of an apolitical Attorney General’s Office proved to be a naive proposition. A steady drumbeat of Republican’s candidates has controlled […]

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Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 5

By at November 1, 2012 | 9:15 pm | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 5

 The Case On August 11, 2008, former Deputy Attorney General Thomas D. Kimmett filed a civil rights complaint in U.S. Middle District Court claiming violation of his constitutional rights by Tom Corbett and his lieutenants. Kimmett charged that he had been stonewalled in his attempts to identify and correct systemic abuses in the Office of […]

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Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 4

By at October 10, 2012 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 4

The Shakedown Private Collection Agencies were living high on the hog at the Attorney General’s Office. Fee rates were sky high. Some agencies were simply collecting their fees after the AGO’s office did the legwork. Thomas Kimmett raised issues about employees of the collection agencies working onsite at the Financial Enforcement Section – a practice […]

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Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 3

By at October 3, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 3

Taxation with Partisan Intervention The 2007 New Year ushered in Democratic control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the first time in 12 years. Outrage over the 2005 pay raise debacle spurred voters to knock out 24 incumbents and forced double digit resignations in both chambers. On January 27, 2007, The Patriot-News broke the […]

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Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 2

By at September 26, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 2

Inside the Machine In 1978 Pennsylvania voters approved a Constitutional amendment providing for the election of an Attorney General effective in 1980. The Constitutional amendment was implemented by the Commonwealth Attorneys Act of 1980, which defined the duties and powers of the Attorney General. Pennsylvania voters perceive that Republicans as more likely than Democrats to […]

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Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 1

By at September 18, 2012 | 12:54 pm | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Part 1

The Attorney General of Pennsylvania (“AGO”) is the chief law enforcement officer for the Commonwealth. Few Pennsylvanians would conjure up an image of an office run by a political machine doling out de facto tax breaks, favors, no bid contracts,{{1}} and even destroying documents.{{2}} Nor would Pennsylvanians imagine that former Attorney General Leroy Zimmerman still […]

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Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Introduction

By at September 18, 2012 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Tom Corbett: Lost Money and Missing Memory, Introduction

Rock the Capital has been following the story of the Financial Enforcement Section (FES) a little known department within the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office and it’s former head, Thomas Kimmett.  During Governor Tom Corbett’s tenure as the Attorney General this department was grossly mismanaged. Thomas Kimmett, who is both an attorney and an account, was […]

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