DA seeks court removal of Philly lawmaker convicted of bribery
The county prosecutor in Harrisburg is asking a judge to remove State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D., Phila.) from office, one week after she was sentenced to probation in a bribery case.
HARRISBURG (AP) — A county prosecutor is asking a Pennsylvania judge to remove a Philadelphia lawmaker from office, one week after she was sentenced to probation in a bribery case.
Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo filed a civil suit Friday that seeks the removal of Democratic Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown of Philadelphia.
She was convicted in October of taking $4,000 in bribes from a confidential informant.
She was unopposed and reelected in last month’s balloting.
Chardo says Lowery Brown earlier this week tried to sponsor a legislative resolution.
A lawyer for the 52-year-old Lowery Brown did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
The person answering the phone at her Philadelphia district office wasn’t able to contact her, and a spokesman for the House Democratic caucus says she hasn’t stepped down.