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The Latest: Ex-Pennsylvania treasurer guilty of lying to FBI

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer, right, and her attorney John Knorr, left, walk out of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Hafer was scheduled to appear in federal court Friday, June 9, 2017, to plead guilty to lying to the FBI in a case stemming from a long-running, pay-to-play investigation. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a former Pennsylvania treasurer’s guilty plea (all times local):

12:25 p.m.

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about taking money from a man whose company got millions in business from the agency when she ran it.

The 73-year-old Democrat is likely to face a few months in jail at most when she’s sentenced by a federal judge.

Federal prosecutors said Friday she falsely denied taking money from investment adviser Richard Ireland after her term as treasurer ended in early 2005.

She’s the second ex-state treasurer in three years to plead guilty to federal charges.

Rob McCord, a Democrat, resigned in 2015 in the middle of his second term before pleading guilty to attempted extortion in a campaign finance-related case. McCord has not yet been sentenced.

Hafer isn’t commenting on the plea.

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10:55 a.m.

A former Pennsylvania state treasurer has agreed to plead guilty to lying to the FBI in a case stemming from a long-running, pay-to-play investigation that has already ensnared another state treasurer.

Barbara Hafer, 73, is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday. A plea agreement filed in court Thursday said the charge calls for a maximum of five years in prison.

The Republican-turned-Democrat is the second ex-state treasurer in three years to plead guilty to federal charges.

Rob McCord, a Democrat, resigned in 2015 in the middle of his second term before pleading guilty to attempted extortion in a campaign finance-related case. McCord has not yet been sentenced.

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