HARRISBURG-—A former Republican state lawmaker and his aide have been convicted in a scheme to spend millions of dollars in taxpayer money for campaign purposes.
A jury found former Rep. Brett Feese guilty on all 40 counts for his role in a scheme to spend public money on consultants and use state employees as campaign tools. Jill Seaman, Feese's aide, was also convicted on all charges.
Feese is a former Lycoming County lawmaker who once served on the chair of the House Republican Campaign Committee.
Feese and Seaman were the first Republicans to stand trial among 25 people whom the state attorney general's office has arrested since it began investigating the Legislature in 2007.