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Ex-Senator to Remain in Federal Medical Prison



    Ex-Senator to Remain in Federal Medical Prison
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    A former Pennsylvania senator found mentally incompetent to stand trial on corruption charges will remain in a federal prison hospital until at least June.
    The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports a letter from the warden at the Federal Medical Center at Butner in Granville County, N.C., has been filed in Raphael Musto's federal court records in Scranton.

    The letter says Musto is undergoing psychological testing as part of an evaluation period, which will end June 2, according to The (Scranton) Times-Tribune.
    The 84-year-old remains in custody on charges he accepted cash and other perks for helping obtain taxpayer money for development projects, and took additional cash for helping a municipality get state loans. 
    Musto reported to the prison hospital Feb. 3 after a federal judge ruled he was physically but not mentally able to stand trial.
    The warden's letter says the evaluation period for Musto will end June 2. The judge could revisit whether Musto is competent after that.