Pa. gov's son-in-law under investigation

Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:54 AM

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday he was "surprised" to learn his son-in-law, a Philadelphia police detective, is under investigation.

Sources told The Philadelphia Inquirer Gerold Gibson had been put on desk duty following an FBI sting. Gibson, a narcotics detective, allegedly stole $400 in marked money federal agents and officers with Philadelphia Internal Affairs had placed in a car.

Corbett, in Philadelphia for an event sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, declined to answer reporters' questions about Gibson. WCAU-TV reported he released a statement a short time later.

"I was surprised and concerned to learn about the allegations regarding my son-in-law Gerold Gibson. Susan and I continue to give our family our love and support," the statement said.

Sources said Gibson is separated from Corbett's daughter, Katherine, who is a deputy attorney general assigned to the Philadelphia office.

Corbett, a Republican, served as Pennsylvania attorney general before becoming governor in 2011. He was born in Philadelphia but has spent most of his adult life in the Pittsburgh area.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Topics: Tom Corbett
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Greek referendum: 'No' vote leads early results, opinion polls
Russian resupply spacecraft docks onto ISS to deliver needed provisions
Maine reports first fireworks fatality since 2012 legalization
Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa targeted heavily in airstrikes
Third disturbance in four days erupts at Arizona prison