Mellow’s Position on Regional Boards in Question

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Former State Senator Bob Mellow is likely headed to prison after authorities said he has agreed to plead guilty to corruption charges.

Now come question about Mellow’s membership on the board of directors for two prominent companies, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Penn Security Bank.

Monday Blue Cross released a statement indicating Mellow is still on the company’s board of directors. It reads, “Our board includes leaders who have been publicly recognized for their commitment to help those who most need it. Senator Mellow has a distinguished track record of advancing the quality of health care in our region.

The matter currently facing Senator Mellow has been referred to our board.”

The board of directors for Penn Security Bank is scheduled to meet Tuesday. That is when the future of Senator Mellow’s seat on the bank’s board will be discussed.