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Resource ID: #21699
Subject: State Government
Source: Gazette (Charleston, W.Va.)
Date: Mar. 28-Dec. 16



This investigation found a "pattern of misconduct, including an elaborate cover-up," by Jerry Mezzatesta, a powerful legislator who has served for nine terms. According to the report, Mezzatesta simultaneoulsy took two salaries, paid for by taxpayers. He also diverted school funds to fire-departments and covered up his misdeeds by creating bogus documents. The investigation lead to Mezzatesta's criminal conviction and removal from office. His wife was fined and sentenced for the same offense.

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