State Rep. Habay charged in white powder hoax
A state lawmaker already awaiting trial for alleged ethics violations was charged today with making up a story that he received a suspicious white power in the mail and with retaliating against and harassing constituents who questioned his political finances.
State Rep. Jeffrey E. Habay, 38, a five-term Republican lawmaker from Allegheny County, faces 20 new counts as a result of the latest complaint, including a felony charge of possessing or using a facsimile weapon of mass destruction.
Habay had claimed that he got a letter with suspicious white powder last May from George Radich, a constituent who along with four others had asked for a court audit of Habay's political action committee.
Postal officials determined the powder was harmless, and noted that Radich did nothing to hide the source of the mailing -- he paid for it with a credit card.
"The day that the postal inspectors came here, they were serious," Radich said today. "I'll tell you, I was scared because you're being accused by a powerful Harrisburg politician."
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So, what do you think? Just another Republican run amok?