Pa. Rep. DeWeese convicted on 5 corruption counts

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 6, 2012 9:11:08 AM PST
A once-powerful Democratic Pennsylvania lawmaker has been convicted on five of six corruption charges relating to allegations that he required taxpayer-paid staff members to work on his election campaigns as part of their jobs.