Frank Serafini

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Frank A. Serafini
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 114th district
In office
January 2, 1979[1] – February 7, 2000[2]
Preceded by John Wansacz
Succeeded by James Wansacz
Constituency Part of Lackawanna County
Personal details
Born (1945-02-15) February 15, 1945 (age 73)[3]
Taylor, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Frank A. Serafini (born February 15, 1945) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

He was sworn in to represent the 114th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1979. In 1999, he was convicted of federal perjury charges for lying in his federal grand jury testimony regarding a scheme involving his nephew to funnel $129,000 in illegal campaign contributions to 10 political candidates.[4] He delayed resigning his seat once convicted, as was required by the Pennsylvania Constitution, in order to extend a 103-100 Republican majority in the House.[5][6] He eventually resigned his seat on February 7, 2000.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Session of 1979 - 163rd of the General Assembly - Vol. 1, No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1979-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1999-2000" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
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  4. ^ Stout, David (1997-10-09). "CAMPAIGN FINANCE: LITIGATION; Largest Fine To Be Paid For Donation". The New York Times. New York Times Company. 
  5. ^ "Editorial: Ridge on Serafini". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing, Co. 2000-01-14. 
  6. ^ Bull, John (2000-08-06). "'Secret' fund buys advice for politics". Pittsburgh Post Gazette. PG Publishing Co.