Friday, July 31, 2015

Is the public victimized twice when corrupt officials aren't forced to repay state legal fees?


Is the public victimized twice when corrupt officials aren’t forced to repay state legal fees?

Yes, Pa. legal loopholes have left taxpayers with a $15 million bill
  432 (87.8%)
No, legal costs are worth it if corruption exposed
  16 (3.3%)
Yes, if not, fees can become just another form of political patronage
  44 (8.9%)
No, better that courts seek restitution through fines
  15 (3.0%)
Total votes = 492
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