By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Pennsylvania Attorney General files charges against Democrat state representative Movita Johnson-Harrell

Pennsylvania Attorney General files charges against Democrat state representative Movita Johnson-Harrell
Harrisburg, PA

Movita Johnson-Harrell, currently serving as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 190th district and the first female Muslim member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was arrested, today, and charged by the Pennylvania Attorney General’s Office with crimes related to her and investigation began since she won a special election in March, the Inquirer reported, after the 190th District was vacated late last year by Vanessa Lowery Brown following a bribery conviction.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the charges against Movita Johnson-Harrell, which include perjury, tampering with public records and theft. Court papers say the theft went on for years, as she converted the charity’s funds into investment properties, vacations and luxury clothing.

Johnson-Harrell is expected to resign and surrendered on the charges according to Shapiro.

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