Gov. Corbett's Son-In-Law to Stand Trial

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013  |  Updated 4:58 PM EDT
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Gov. Corbett's Son-In-Law to Stand Trial

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A Philadelphia judge is ordering Gov. Tom Corbett's son-in-law to stand trial on charges that he stole money while on duty as a Philadelphia police narcotics officer.

KYW-TV in Philadelphia said the ruling came during Jerold Gibson's preliminary hearing Tuesday. Prosecutors are seeking a jury trial on the five misdemeanor charges.

Defense attorney A. Charles Peruto Jr. conceded Gibson didn't immediately turn in $140 in cash he allegedly took from a car during a sting operation by police and the FBI. But Peruto says Gibson didn't intend to steal the money but was temporarily sidetracked by another assignment.

The 43-year-old Gibson, who was fired from the police force following an internal investigation, is married to Corbett's daughter Kate. The couple are separated.

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