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 by Alvin Bush
Succeeded by Garth Everett
Constituency Part of Lycoming County
Republican Whip of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
April 15, 2003 – November 30, 2004
Preceded by Sam Smith
Succeeded by Dave Argall
District Attorney
of Lycoming County
In office
1984–1992
Preceded by Kenneth Brown
Succeeded by Tom Marino
Personal details
Born (1954-05-21) May 21, 1954 (age 63)
Danville, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gwendolyn

Brett O. Feese 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. He had been considered a possible Republican successor for Don Sherwood's congressional seat, should Sherwood retire.[5]

Feese retired prior to the 2006 elections.

Indictment[edit]

Along with John Perzel, and several others, Feese was indicted on November 12, 2009, for participating in a scheme that allegedly used state funds for political campaigning.[6]

On November 8, 2011, former Pa. Republican House Caucus legal counsel Brett O. Feese was found guilty by a Dauphin County jury on all 40 counts for his role in the Computergate scandal. (11-9-11 Williamsport Sun-Gazette, p. A-1 and A-5).

On February 10, 2012, Dauphin County judge Richard Lewis sentenced former Lycoming County district attorney, Republican state assemblyman, and Pa. Republican House Caucus legal counsel Brett O. 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 Computergate state government 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).

Brett O. Feese surrender 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. 

Brett O. Feese was indicted on 62 counts in connection to the Bonusgate scandal and bound over for trial on May 27, 2010 on 58 counts. <Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reference> Brett O. Feese was the Republican House Caucus legal counsel immediately prior to his indictment for his role in Bonusgate by the Pennsylvania Statewide Investigative Grand Jury.

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