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Robert Dwyer shoots himself in the mouth

on January 22, 1987- during a televised press conference-Robert "Budd" Dwyer shot himself in the mouth.
Dwyer ,a Republican , was a member of Pennsylvania's House from the 6th district from 1965 to 1970 and served in the 50th district in the Pennsylvania Senate from 1971 to 1981. After this in 1982 he became the state treasurer until his death.

During the early 1980s, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees overpaid millions in (FICA) taxes. The state then solicited bids from accounting firms to calculate the amount each employee was owed back.

California-based Computer Associates, owned by Harrisburg native John Torquato, Jr used bribes to get a contract worth $4.6 million.
Governor Dick Thornburgh found out by an anonymous memo.

After an investigation by the United States Attorney, Dwyer was indicted for receiving a kickback of $300,000 in return for using his influence and o

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