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John T. Yudichak

Bribery trial paints stark picture of Pennsylvania politics

Then-gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord was leaving a meeting in 2013 with a potential campaign donor when an aide told him he felt like he needed to "take a shower."

Now a cooperating witness in the FBI's wide-ranging, pay-to-play investigation of Pennsylvania state government, McCord described the exchange during his four days of testimony in a bribery trial of a wealthy investment adviser.

McCord's testimony, along with recordings of conversations made by the FBI while McCord was Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, painted a stark portrait of how political, and official, business gets done in a state without campaign finance limits and with a Legislature that...

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