August 11, 2016
Charles Zogby, a former adviser to three Pennsylvania governors, was charged with simple assault and harassment Saturday night, the York Dispatch reports.
According to the Dispatch, Fairview Township police arrested Zogby after being called to his home in response to a domestic dispute with his wife. A news release from the police department further states that Zogby allegedly punched her in the face several times and choked her.
He was released on $2,500 unsecured bond and has a preliminary hearing set for Aug. 29.
Zogby has no prior criminal convictions, but this wasn't the first time police were dispatched to his home. Fairview Police Chief Jason Loper said officers have been called there multiple times between 2014 and 2016. Zogby’s wife, Georgina, has also had run-ins with the law in the past few years, including two DUI and two retail theft convictions in 2012.
Charles Zogby worked for the administrations of three Republican governors, first as policy director for Tom Ridge from 1995 to 2001, then as education secretary for both Ridge and Mark Schweiker from 2001 to 2003. Under the Corbett administration, Zogby served as the budget secretary from 2011 to 2015.
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