Corrupt PA Politicians Will Have Crimes Commemorated in Official Portraits

Pennsylvania lawmakers were split over whether they should remove portraits of former lawmakers who ended up convicted of crimes and going to prison. But they managed to settle on a compromise this week: the portraits stay up, but with plaques noting the crimes they were convicted for.

So now, if you go to the Pennsylvania state Capitol and look at all the portraits, you’ll notice some interesting notes on portraits of four past House speakers, all of whom went to prison.

For example, here’s the plaque underneath the portrait of former Senate president pro tempore Robert Mellow, who was sent to prison two years ago:

In case you can’t read it, the plaque reads, “Mr. Mellow did not seek re-election in the Senate in 2010. In 2012, Mr. Mellow pled guilty to political corruption and tax evasion, and was sentenced to prison on November 30, 2012.”

[h/t WaPo]
[images via Pennsylvania House Republicans]

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