Charges Refiled Against Former Pa Rep

05.28.09 | Terry Diener

Prosecutors refiled corruption charges Wednesday against a former high-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives and his one-time aide, less than a week after a district judge threw out the case for lack of evidence.

The attorney general's office also asked for the proceedings against former Beaver County Rep. Mike Veon and his district office supervisor, Annamarie Perretta-Rosepink, to be heard by a Dauphin County Common Pleas judge.

Tom Corbett says Veon used the Beaver Institute for Growth to give bonuses to his staff for doing campaign work. Corbett's office believes the first judge applied the wrong standard of proof in his decision.

Veon was the House Democrats' whip, the No. 2 ranking position, before his defeat in the 2006 election.

Prosecutors refiled corruption charges Wednesday against a former high-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives and his one-time aide, less than a week after a district judge threw out the case for lack of evidence. The attorney general's office also asked for the proceedings against former Beaver County Rep. Mike Veon and his district office supervisor, Annamarie Perretta-Rosepink, to be heard by a Dauphin County Common Pleas judge. Veon was the House Democrats' whip, the No. 2 ranking position, before his defeat in the 2006 election.Prosecutors refiled corruption charges Wednesday against a former high-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives and his one-time aide, less than a week after a district judge threw out the case for lack of evidence. The attorney general's office also asked for the proceedings against former Beaver County Rep. Mike Veon and his district office supervisor, Annamarie Perretta-Rosepink, to be heard by a Dauphin County Common Pleas judge. Veon was the House Democrats' whip, the No. 2 ranking position, before his defeat in the 2006 election.