State attorney general to announce criminal charges against ‘elected official’


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office announced AG Josh Shapiro will be pressing charges against “a publicly elected state official from Philadelphia.”

The charges include perjury, tampering with public records, theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, and contributions of corporations.

Shapiro will be holding the conference in Strawberry Square in Harrisburg at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, of West Philadelphia, has told people she expects to be charged this week.

According to the Inquirer, Johnson-Harrell expects to be charged by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office after a grand jury investigation and may resign from office.

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