CASE UPDATE: Former State Rep. Charged With Stealing From Commonwealth Pleads Guilty to Theft

December 2, 2021 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced today that former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Margo Davidson, previously charged with stealing from the Commonwealth by filing fraudulent per diem requests and various expenses through the State House Comptroller’s Office, has pleaded guilty. As a result of her plea, Davidson has been barred from ever holding public office in Pennsylvania again.

“With her actions, Davidson betrayed both her constituents and her oath of office,” said AG Shapiro. “Today is further proof that no one is above the law and that everyone who holds office in Pennsylvania is accountable to the law and the people.”

Davidson was previously charged in July of 2021, when she also resigned from public office and paid full restitution of $6,925. Today Davidson pleaded guilty to one count of Theft by Deception, one count of Solicitation to Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, two counts of Reporting by Candidate and Political Committee, and one count of Organization of Political Committees.

The plea was entered before Judge Scott Arthur Evans at the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. This case was prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General James Price.

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