Pa. Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal by former Speaker DeWeese

November 8, 2017

Liz Navratil and Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAUS

HARRISBURG — The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by onetime House Speaker Bill DeWeese, who served two years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges.

The court in an order Tuesday said it would take up DeWeese’s claim that 14 witnesses were inappropriately excluded from testifying at his 2012 trial, and that his trial attorney, William Costopoulos, failed to properly preserve their testimony.

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