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Ex-Pa. Rep. Veon convicted in corruption trial

Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Former Pennsylvania House Democratic whip Mike Veon has been convicted on 10 counts of theft, conspiracy and conflict of interest charges in his second corruption trial.

The jury found the former Beaver County lawmaker guilty Monday. Jurors also convicted his former aide on six counts of theft, conspiracy and conflict of interest charges.

They were accused of misusing state grant money awarded to a nonprofit run by Veon.

Veon is already serving at least six years in prison on his 2010 conviction for using more than $1 million in taxpayers’ money for bonuses to reward legislative employees for campaign work.

Veon served 22 years in the House. He was elected by House Democrats as their whip in 1998 and held that post until voters ousted him in the 2006 election.

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