It's pervasive smitty but have no fear as many in this county never thought this day would come.
While on the topic the case where Judge Ann Lokuta who was removed from the bench with charges unrelated directly to the corruption probe has really opened some eyes. Underline mine.
http://www.citizensvoice.com/articles/2009/04/21/news/wb_voice.20090421.t.pg3.cv21cdlokuta_s1.2462821_top2.txt Lokuta wants judge off her appeal
As the lead jurist on a three-judge panel that tried Lokuta in 2007-2008, Sprague rejected her arguments that former county President Judge Michael T. Conahan orchestrated the case against her because she talked to FBI agents probing courthouse corruption.
But in her latest court filings, Lokuta argues Sprague would have had inside knowledge about the corruption case, which had yet to become public, during her trial. At the time, Sprague’s client, Robert J. Powell, was under investigation for allegedly paying bribes to Conahan and Judge Mark A. Ciavarella, who also testified against Lokuta. The judges helped Powell’s former company, Pennsylvania Child Care LLC, secure county juvenile detention contracts.