Berks County Investigating Campaign Donation to Bill Green

Berks county officials are looking into donations made to Bill Rubin and Bill Green when both were Philadelphia City Council candidates.

The Berks County Board of Elections is investigating two $10,000 contributions that Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer made to Philadelphia City Council candidates in 2011 — the day after Spencer received a $30,000 contribution from the political committee of the powerful electricians’ union in Philadelphia.

To prove a violation of state law, the Board would have to demonstrate that Local 98 told Spencer to spend the money on the City Council races. [Newsworks]