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Harrisburg judge charged with extortion

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Jul 23, 2015 12:31 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is charging a magisterial district judge in Harrisburg with extortion.

Kane alleges that as Robert Jennings the third was running for re-election in 2009, he demanded constables to send ten percent of their earnings to his campaign fund.

One constable told investigators he thought it might have been a joke, but eventually made a $2,000 donation.

Jennings allegedly said constables who didn't donate money to his campaign would get no work.

He's charged with theft by extortion and is out on $10,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively set for August 11th.

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  • honestly img 2015-08-07 23:21

    Will Jennings' license to practice law be revoked?

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