(Pittsburg Tribune) Attorney General Kathleen Kane's acting chief of staff drives a Mercedes-Benz seized in a drug deal, and Pennsylvania taxpayers spent about $6,000 on its repairs, Kane's spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
Making repairs to enable Jonathan Duecker to drive the Mercedes as his state vehicle "actually results in a cost savings" to taxpayers "compared to leasing a car for $400 a month" from the Department of General Services fleet, spokesman Chuck Ardo said.
Duecker, former head of the agency's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, became Kane's acting chief in April. He has driven the 2006 Mercedes R-350, a sport utility vehicle, for more than a year, Ardo said.
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