Former adviser to 3 governors charged with assault of wife

NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) – A former top adviser to three Pennsylvania governors faces a charge he assaulted his wife at their home outside Harrisburg over the weekend.

The York Dispatch reported (http://bit.ly/2aWssNW ) Monday that former budget secretary Charles Zogby was charged with misdemeanor simple assault and summary harassment after police found his wife with blood on her face and hands on Saturday night.

The 54-year-old Zogby declined comment in a brief phone interview on Monday.

Police say Zogby’s wife alleges he punched her in the face and choked her.

Zogby served as education secretary and policy director under Gov. Tom Ridge, education secretary under Gov. Mark Schweiker and budget secretary under Gov. Tom Corbett, all Republicans.

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Information from: The York Dispatch, http://www.yorkdispatch.com

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