"I do think it's endemic," Jeff Jubelirer, a Republican consultant in Philadelphia, said of the rash of corruption cases. "There seems to be a bomb awaiting. Clearly, there is an uptick beyond normal. It doesn't seem to have been this rampant in the past, and you're talking about all levels of government. All Democrats. With Philadelphia as the centerpiece of a national audience, this will be played out as the corrupt and contented."
He said that relationship predates the younger Mr. Fattah's ties to the school.