HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s been a hard fall for Rob McCord.
He announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor in September 2013, fresh off his re-election as state treasurer. Less than a year-and-a-half later, McCord is out of public office after being beaten soundly in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. He also is facing possible prison time in a campaign finance case.
On Tuesday, McCord is expected in a federal courtroom in Harrisburg to plead guilty to two counts of extortion stemming from allegations that he used his treasurer position to threaten two potential donors during his failed gubernatorial campaign.
The investigation has fueled speculation about what led investigators to record McCord’s conversations, what took so long to charge him and whether he cooperated against anybody else in the political or finance communities.
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