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Rendell Removes PA Turnpike Chairman

on March 24, 2009 8:44 AM
Governor Ed Rendell has removed Chairman Mitchell Rubin from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Rendell informed Rubin of the action Monday in a letter released by the governor's office.

Rendell said in the letter that Rubin has received a target letter from federal prosecutors stemming from activity that was described in the recent federal corruption trial of former state Senator Vincent Fumo of Philadelphia. The governor said the indictment against Fumo says Rubin and his company received $150,000 from the state for work that apparently was never done.

A jury in Philadelphia convicted Fumo of all 137 corruption counts against him. Rubin's wife, longtime Fumo aide Ruth Arnao, was convicted at the same trial of all 45 counts against her.

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