Brett Feese

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Brett O. Feese
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 84th district
In office
January 3, 1995[1] – November 30, 2006[2]
Preceded byAlvin Bush
Succeeded byGarth Everett
ConstituencyPart of Lycoming County
Republican Whip of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
April 15, 2003 – November 30, 2004
Preceded bySam Smith
Succeeded byDave Argall
District Attorney
of Lycoming County
In office
1984–1992
Preceded byKenneth Brown
Succeeded byTom Marino
Personal details
Born (1954-05-21) May 21, 1954 (age 64)
Danville, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gwendolyn

Brett O. Feese (born May 21, 1954) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

He is a 1972 graduate of Montoursville High School.[3] He earned a degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in 1979.[3]

He served as District Attorney of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.[4] He was first elected to represent the 84th legislative district in 1994. Feese retired prior to the 2006 Pennsylvania House of Representatives election.

He was considered a possible Republican successor for Don Sherwood's congressional seat, should Sherwood retire.[5]


Indictment[edit]

Brett O. Feese was the Republican House Caucus legal counsel immediately prior to his indictment for his role in Computergate by the Pennsylvania Statewide Investigative Grand Jury. On November 8, 2011, Feese was found guilty by a Dauphin County jury on all 40 counts. (11-9-11 Williamsport Sun-Gazette, p. A-1 and A-5).

Along with John Perzel, and several others, Republican PA House Caucus legal counsel Feese was indicted on November 12, 2009, on 62 counts of participating in the 2006 Pennsylvania General Assembly bonus controversy also known as Computergate, a scheme that used state funds for private political campaigning.[6]<Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reference>[7]

On February 10, 2012, Dauphin County judge Richard Lewis sentenced Republican House Caucus legal counsel Feese to 4 to 12 years in state prison, an additional 2 years of probation, a $25,000.00 fine, and $1,000,000.00 in restitution for his role in the corruption scandal. Feese remained free on bail and was ordered to report to prison on February 28, 2012 to begin serving his state prison sentence if denied appeal bail by the appellate courts. (2-11-12 Williamsport Sun-Gazette, p. A-1 and A-5).[8]

Feese surrendered his law license in November 2014 to the Pa. Lawyer Disciplinary Board almost 3 years after he had been sentenced to state prison.

Brett O. Feese is tentatively scheduled to be released on parole from SCI-Waymart on Sunday June 26, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1995 - 179TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1995-01-03.
  2. ^ Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2006
  3. ^ a b "Brett Feese (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2006-01-10.
  4. ^ Rose, John. "Profiles - Brett Feese". PoliticsPA. Publius Group. Archived from the original on 2003-02-02.
  5. ^ "Congressional Waiting List". PoliticsPA. The Publius Group. 2003. Archived from the original on January 18, 2003. At 61 years old, [Sherwood] will not be there forever, however. Keep an eye on Brett Feese and Tina Picket and several others to keep their names in the paper as they wait for Sherwood to move on.
  6. ^ Tu, Alan (2009-11-12). "Former PA House Speaker John Perzel indicted". WHYY web site. WHYY. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
  7. ^ http://www.pennlive.com | Nov 8, 2011 | Former Pa. Rep. Brett Feese, aide convicted of 40 counts in corruption trial | [1]
  8. ^ [2] | February 10, 2012 | Ex-Rep. Brett Feese gets state prison term, ordered to pay $1 million restitution in corruption case | Matt Miller | [3]

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