DA probes breakfasts of 2 Montco commissioners

Pictured: James Matthews (left) and Joe Hoeffel (right)

December 3, 2010 7:32:47 AM PST
A suburban Philadelphia prosecutor is investigating breakfast meetings between two county commissioners.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman tells The Times Herald of Norristown her office is looking into meetings between commissioners James Matthews and Joe Hoeffel.

On Wednesday, Matthews and Hoeffel acknowledged regularly meeting at a diner for breakfast but denied discussing county business.

After The Times Herald published a story on the breakfasts, Hoeffel said Thursday that county business did come up but he and Matthews had not deliberated or discussed how to vote.

The county's third commissioner, Bruce Castor, was not part of the breakfast meetings.

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Information from: The Times Herald


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