Harrisburg – February 1, 2017 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement concerning the acquittal of state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) of all charges in federal court in Philadelphia today.

Costa’s comments follow:

“I am happy that Senator Farnese was acquitted today on all charges. This issue has gone through the legal system and with the jury’s ruling, can now be put to rest.

“Senator Farnese is an exceptionally valuable member of our Democratic caucus and the Senate.  He is a leader on key issues and a fighter for the citizens of Philadelphia.

“This was a very difficult time for Larry and his family and I am pleased that his case has now been resolved.  I know that Senator Farnese is anxious to get back to work in the Senate serving the citizens of his district.”