A state lawmaker and an ex-representative, both Philadelphia Democrats, pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges stemming from a bribery scandal and received probation. A third legislator withdrew her plea.
Rep. Ronald Waters, 65, in office since 1999, resigned immediately. Initially charged with bribery, he pleaded guilty to nine counts of conflict of interest.
“I got caught up. I don’t know where my mind was,” Waters said in an apology to the court.
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