Disgraced Ex-State Senator to Have Portrait Removed from Capitol

The worst part about getting indicted in a pay-to-play Turnpike Authority scandal? Getting your official portrait removed from the Capitol. Former Sen. Bob Mellow, a Democrat from the Scranton area, has already been convicted of a federal crime, so all this is just insult-to-injury gravy.

…The chamber’s presiding officer is reviewing whether his official portrait should continue to be displayed in a Capitol hallway. One of the senators who asked for the review, Jake Corman, R-Centre, said the review is warranted. “Portraits celebrate history,” said he said. “This type of issue is certainly worthy of review.”

Relatedly, two convicted Bonusgate Ex-House Speaker felons not indicted in a turnpike scandal, Bill DeWeese, and John Perzel, still have their portraits hanging proudly on the other end of the Capitol. [Patriot-News]

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