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Governor Corbett's son-in-law ordered to stand trial

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 13, 2013 3:49 PM
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(Philadelphia) -- A Philadelphia judge is ordering Governor Corbett's son-in-law to stand trial on charges that he stole money while on duty as a Philadelphia police narcotics officer.

The ruling came during Jerold Gibson's preliminary hearing today.

Prosecutors are seeking a jury trial on the five misdemeanor charges.
Defense attorney A. Charles Peruto Jr. conceded Gibson didn't immediately turn in $140 in cash he allegedly took from a car during a sting operation by police and the FBI.

But Peruto says Gibson didn't intend to steal the money but was temporarily sidetracked by another assignment.

The 43-year-old Gibson, who was fired from the police force following an internal investigation, is married to Corbett's daughter Kate.

The couple are separated.

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