You'd think by now that the Bonusgate investigation would be winding down, but you'd be way off. The unfinishable investigation only gets more interesting...
The Patriot News reports the subpoenas issued to 45 PA lawmakers and staffers late last week have been suspended.
Meanwhile, Dauphin County President Judge Richard Lewis has suspended the subpoenas served last week on some 45 lawmakers and staffers while he considers the new motions to block them, sources said.
Lawyers for former House Democratic Whip Mike Veon served the subpoenas to force testimony they hope could buttress their argument that Veon -- accused of misusing state resources for political and personal gain -- is a victim of "selective prosecution" by Attorney General Tom Corbett.
Veon has claimed that numerous members of the House in both parties engaged in conduct more egregious than that leading to theft charges against him, including the alleged secret plan to funnel taxpayer-funded bonuses to Democratic staffers who helped with House campaigns.
Yet he and 11 former associates are the only persons charged to date in the two-year grand jury probe.
Does AG Tom Corbett even have a handle on this investigation anymore? Veon and the other indicted Democrats would'nt have been able to pull these "stunts" had Corbett charged all guilty parties in a timely fashion.
But, here we are, a year after Corbett dropped the first (only) shoe, and what's changed? If you guessed nothing, you're a winner.
The bottom line; Corbett had a real chance to clean-up Harrisburg's corruption, but he failed to convert the opportunity. What happens if Veon and the other indicted Dems get their way and have this case tossed out due to selective prosecuting? Not only would Corbett fail to charge all guilty parties, the people that were (might be) guilty of public corruption will also go unpunished. Great...
What else do we need to see before everyone realizes that Corbett dropped the ball on Bonusgate?