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Ex-Pennsylvania official pleads guilty in corruption probe

Mar 22, 2017 - Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The former top administrator in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty in an ongoing FBI pay-to-play corruption probe.

Former Allentown Managing Director Francis Dougherty appeared in a Philadelphia courtroom Wednesday to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge. Court documents say he has agreed to testify about "corruption in Allentown."

Prosecutors say Dougherty helped rig a $3 million contract to replace the city's streetlights so that it would go to a company...