Ex-Pennsylvania treasurer pleads guilty to campaign extortion

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Posted: Feb 17, 2015 12:15 PM

(Reuters) - Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty to two counts of extortion on Tuesday in charges relating to his failed run to become the Democrat's candidate for governor last year.

McCord, who was accused of extorting potential campaign donors, entered the plea in the federal District Court in Harrisburg and was released on his own recognizance.

(Reporting by David DeKok; Editing by Bill Trott)