Pennsylvania state Sen. Leanna Washington walks to the offices of District Judge John D. Kessler for a scheduled preliminary hearing Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Abington, Pa. Washington is charged ... more 
Pennsylvania state Sen. Leanna Washington walks to the offices of District Judge John D. Kessler for a scheduled preliminary hearing Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Abington, Pa. Washington is charged with theft of services and conflict of interest. Prosecutors allege Washington used her taxpayer-paid legislative staff for eight years to organize an elaborate, annual "birthday party" political fundraiser on taxpayer time, using taxpayer resources. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Rourke
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 9:51 AM EDT