A Powerful Pennsylvania Politician Has Been Charged With Bribery

05.11.16 | Bob Price

47 year-old state Senator Larry Farnese of Philadelphia is accused  of illegally trying to sway an election for Democrats in his home city.

He's facing fraud and conspiracy charges.

The public corruption case comes on the heels of another major scandal brewing in Harrisburg.

A former aid to ex-Governor Ed Rendell has plead guilty to wire fraud stemming from an undercover FBI sting operation into illegal campaign donations and crooked lobbying efforts.

53 year-old John Estey served as Rendell's Chief of Staff from 2003-2008.

Estey faces up 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.