2 await hearings in Bonusgate

Four more defendants in the state Bonusgate case today waived their rights to preliminary hearings.

Former House Democratic Whip Mike Veon, D-Beaver, and three aides passed on their hearings in Dauphin County Court.

That left only two of the 12 defendants awaiting hearings in the government corruption case.

They are state Rep. Sean Ramaley, D-Economy, and Annamarie Peretta-Rosepink, 45, former director of Mr. Veon's Beaver County district office.

Kevin Harley, spokesman for the state attorney general's office, which is prosecuting the case, would not comment on whether there are any plea deals in the works.

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