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  1. Andy_brown
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    A widening scandal over the exchange of emails containing pornography by current and former members of the attorney general's office has gripped the Pennsylvania Capitol all week.

    Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court chief justice demanded information on whether any judges were part of the exchanges. Gov. Tom Corbett, who was attorney general when the emails were exchanged, was forced to defend his management of the office as he campaigns for a second term.

    And on Thursday, two top officials who followed Corbett from the attorney general's office into his gubernatorial administration resigned. Their departures came a week after Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office identified them as being among eight ex-employees who sent or received hundreds of pornographic images or videos in emails that were discovered during Kane's review of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse prosecution.

    All eight men, who also include state police Commissioner Frank Noonan, worked under Corbett while he was the state's elected attorney general from 2005 to 2011. Corbett, a Republican, is in the closing weeks of an uphill re-election campaign against Democrat Tom Wolf.

    http://news.yahoo.com/porn-email-scandal-grips-pennsylvania-capitol-052919426.html

    Posted on October 2, 2014 - 10:13 PM #