Philly Rep. Brown convicted in sting case

Tony Romeo
October 31, 2018 - 5:48 pm

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HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) — A state lawmaker from Philadelphia has been convicted in a sting investigation that snared several other city political figures. 

The Democratic leader of the State House says he is saddened by the guilty verdict in a Harrisburg courtroom rendered against Vanessa Lowery Brown, who has represented part of West Philadelphia for almost a decade. 

Brown was the only one who chose to go to trial on charges stemming from a controversial undercover sting investigation that recorded defendants accepting money or, in one instance, a bracelet. 

Five others, long ago, either entered pleas of guilty or "no contest" in the sting that began in 2010. 

Brown is unopposed on next week’s ballot but would have to relinquish her seat before sentencing.