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Hearing on Justice Reinvestment Before the House Judiciary Committee June 17, 2019 Testimony of Fran Chardo, Dauphin County District Attorney and Greg Rowe, Director of Legislation and Policy, Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

Good morning, Chairmen Kauffman and Briggs, and members of the Judiciary Committee. My name is Fran Chardo, and I am the District Attorney of Dauphin County. With me is Greg Rowe, the Director of Legislation and Policy for the District Attorneys Association. On behalf of my colleagues at the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, thank you for the opportunity to appear

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PDAA Praises Advancement of “Sextortion” Bill

Legislation to criminalize sexual extortion moves on to the Senate HARRISBURG, PA -- A bill to make sexual extortion illegal in Pennsylvania passed the state House today by a vote of 195-0 and is headed to the Senate. The vote today was particularly timely, after earlier this week the FBI issued a warning to parents that ‘sextortion’ cases involving children are

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Former Somerset County DA Jerry Spangler Named PDAA Traffic Safety Resource Officer

Harrisburg, PA -- The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that Jerry Spangler has been appointed Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP).  In this role, Spangler will serve as a source for law enforcement and county district attorneys in dealing with highway safety cases, including Driving Under the Influence cases and will be a liaison to several state highway safety

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