Pa. turnpike official resigns in wake of inquiry

Bookmark and Share
Make text smaller Make text larger

HARRISBURG (AP) – A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission member who told a grand jury he did not disclose resort gift certificates he received from an engineering firm says he’s resigning immediately.


Bill Lincoln, a former state Senate Democratic floor leader, said in a Friday statement that he’s no longer able to do the job because of “personal stress” and ongoing health issues.


He didn’t specifically mention last week’s grand jury report that alleged a “pay-to-play” culture at the turnpike commission.He had served as a turnpike commissioner for eight years after being nominated by former Gov. Ed Rendell.


Lincoln testified before the grand jury under a grant of immunity. The grand jury says he admitted he received gift certificates and failed to report them on his annual statement of financial interests.


Bookmark and Share Make text smaller Make text larger
comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular
September
2014
Thursday
18
S M T W T F S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
O-R's Poll Question of the Day