Jury hears DeWeese's grand jury testimony

FILE - State Rep. Bill DeWeese, D-Greene, the former House speaker, arrives for a two-day preliminary hearing Monday, July 26, 2010 in Linglestown, Pa. (AP Photo/Bradley C Bower)

February 2, 2012 7:49:38 AM PST
A once-powerful state lawmaker told a grand jury in 2009 that he relied heavily on his district staff to perform re-election campaign duties and that he hadn't been careful to ensure that it was done on their personal, rather than taxpayer-paid time, according to a transcript read Thursday during Rep. Bill DeWeese's corruption trial.