Mark Critz, the Conservadem who hates women, hates LGBTQ members, hates the environment but loves his guns, and Concurrent Technologies Corp. a company that is a benefactor of lucrative military contracts and the Marcellus Shale Boom, are under federal investigation for fraudulent campaign contributions.
Critz, who lost his re-election bid in 2012 and is now seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania, marked the 25th anniversary of Concurrent Technologies Corp., based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in his former congressional district.
Concurrent employees contributed $64,350 to Critz since he first ran in 2010 to succeed the late John Murtha, who he worked for as district director. That was Critz’s biggest single source of campaign funds, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group that tracks donations.
Both Critz and Murtha worked to provide federal funding known as earmarks to Concurrent. About 95 percent of its revenue in the year ending June 2012 came from government grants, according to the nonprofit company’s filing with the Internal Revenue Service.
Mary Bevan, a company spokeswoman, said in an e-mail that it “will continue to cooperate with government investigators.” CTC doesn’t support political campaigns or candidates. Individual employees do “on a personal basis,” she said.
So there you have it! One half of the supposed “A Team” in the Pennsylvania’s Democratic Governor’s and Lieutenant Governor’s race is now under federal investigation for pay to play politics. Gotta love Pennsylvania.