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Campaign fund paid for trips to Super Bowl, Vegas

Brad Bumsted and Debra Erdley of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review compiled records from 2,300 receipts filed by Perzel's chief of staff and found that House Speaker Perzel, Pennsylvania General Assembly's top fundraiser, "used campaign cash to treat his chief of staff and both men's sons to Super Bowl trips the past two years." Campaign money also paid a half dozen trips to Las Vegas for them two men and assorted guests including their wives and other lawmakers to takeout food for babysitters and children. The investigation also found that Perzel, who raised $5.2 million in two years when he faced minimal opposition, tapped campaign funds to cut checks for $700,000 to a dozen legislative staffers and family members for campaign costs over a two-year period.

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