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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:37 AM

GOP Governor Corbett's son-in-law(police officer) nabbed for petty theft.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Friday that theft allegations involving Officer Gerold Gibson,son-in-law of (Republican) Gov. Corbett,were first brought to his attention in late fall by Gibson's commanding officer in the Narcotics Field Unit.

Several of Gibson's fellow officers had voiced suspicions that Gibson, 43, was stealing clothing, sneakers, and jewelry from the homes of suspected drug dealers during raids and warrant executions, Ramsey and police sources said.

"Within days, Ramsey and other high-ranking police officials, including Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross, Internal Affairs supervisors, and two narcotics commanders met with FBI investigators to discuss the case.

The three-month investigation into Gibson's alleged misconduct concluded Thursday morning when Gibson pocketed $140 from a car wired with surveillance cameras during an FBI and Internal Affairs sting operation.


The Governor's daughter, Katherine Corbett Gibson, was hired by the Office of Attorney General in 2012. She is a deputy attorney general assigned to the Philadelphia office. Before that, she had worked for Philadelphia's DA's office.

As Ramsey commented re any officer risking his career - and his freedom - over petty thefts,
"It's stupid," he said. "You don't do that to your family. And it has nothing to do with who his father-in-law is. You just don't do that to your family. Period."

Sounds to me like the officer was addicted to the thrill of the petty thefts. My god - who would steal someone's used clothing and sneakers? Sort of a bush league version of the politicians who can never turn down a lobbying "donation", even if it comes with strings which will destroy the quality of life and health for their constituents, i.e., Gov. Corbett and Big Fracking. They say women marry men like their fathers.

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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:04 AM

1. Something the whole family does. Only F-I-L does it legally from the whole state.

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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:08 AM

2. It's usually a compulsive thing

My second wife was a compulsive liar but it was always about the most inane stuff, same kind of thing here I bet. To most of us it looks stupid, but i guess its an addiction to the thrill of it. Wasn't that the deal with that famous shoplifting actress years ago?

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