Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:16 PM
Pryderi (6,497 posts)
FBI, Philly Police Investigating Gov. Corbett's Son-in-Law
Multiple news outlets are reporting that the son-in-law of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police.
Sources tell NBC10 that Gerald Gibson, a narcotics officer, has been placed on administrative leave. Police reportedly issued a brief statement about an officer being removed from his duties after a joint investigation by the FBI and Internal Affairs. The officer was not reportedly identified and has not been arrested or charged with a crime.
WPVI-TV (6 ABC) reported that Gibson was allegedly found in possession of marked money that was used during a police sting operation.
Gibson is said to be separated from Corbett's daughter, Kate Corbett-Gibson, who is a deputy with the state attorney general's office. Corbett led the state attorney general's office prior to assuming the governorship in 2011.
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FBI, Philly Police Investigating Gov. Corbett's Son-in-Law (Original post)
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Response to Pryderi (Reply #2)
Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:22 PM
blue neen (9,039 posts)
4. Interesting little anecdote here:
"The story in question is another one of Hall’s gossipy video reports. On Friday, Hall posted a story about Governor Corbett’s daughter, Katherine Gibson, who was recently appointed to the position of deputy attorney general in the Pennsylvania attorney general’s Philadelphia office. The person who did the appointing was Attorney General Linda Kelly, who was herself appointed by Gibson’s dad, the governor."
"As Hall pointed out, some conspiracy theorists out there have been questioning Gibson’s sudden switch from her maiden name to her married one. (God forbid anyone think that nepotism had anything to do with her appointment.) Gibson had always been known as Katie Corbett in the Philadelphia district attorney’s office, where she worked for several years before making the move to the AG assignment. She kept her maiden name even after her wedding two years ago."
"Yesterday, Gibson placed a call to Philly.com management asking that the video be removed. They complied. But Gibson told me this morning that her complaint wasn’t about the whiff of nepotism in the air. Gibson’s beef was with a wedding photo that Hall found online and used in her report."
“I own the copyright on the photo,” said Gibson when I reached her at her Philadelphia office, adding that the website neither asked for nor had permission to use the shot. As for the hubbub over her last name, Gibson was happy to clear the air. “Everyone knew me as Corbett at the DA’s office,” Gibson explained. “But I have a baby now, and I started in a new office, so it was time to transition. Plus, changing your name … it’s sort of a pain in the butt.”
Response to Pat Riot (Reply #5)
Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:06 AM
blue neen (9,039 posts)
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Yes, that struck me, too. Very strange comment---certainly makes her sound like she can't be bothered with the things that the rest of us deal with daily.