Remaining Charge Against Mellow Withdrawn

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SCRANTON -- The state attorney general's office has decided to withdraw the last remaining charge against former state Senator Robert Mellow of Lackawanna County in a kickback scheme involving Pennsylvania Turnpike contracts.

In March of 2013, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane held a news conference to announce Mellow was one of the top figures in a scheme to take kickbacks from contractors in exchange for multimillion dollar contracts with the turnpike.

Earlier this month, a judge dismissed all but one of the seven counts against Mellow because of a lack of evidence.

There is no word from the attorney general on why the last charge was withdrawn.

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