HARRISBURG -- State Rep. Bill DeWeese's legal team is mounting a wide-ranging challenge to his prosecution on government corruption charges.
An omnibus motion filed Thursday in Dauphin County court in Harrisburg alleges that the state attorney general's office charged Mr. DeWeese without establishing probable cause and misrepresented the facts at his preliminary hearing. It also challenges the state conflict-of-interest law as unconstitutionally vague and asks for a second time that Mr. DeWeese's trial be moved to another county.
The Greene County lawmaker, a senior member of the House Democratic caucus, is charged with conflict of interest, conspiracy and three counts of theft for allegedly misusing his public office for campaign purposes.
The attorney general's office declined to comment on the filing Thursday.