Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chairman Mitchell Rubin, the target of an FBI corruption investigation, gave himself an extended leave of absence on Saturday.
Gov. Ed Rendell handed Rubin a permanent leave on Monday, removing him from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission effective immediately.
Rubin has not been charged with any wrongdoing, but his name came up during the corruption trial of former sate Sen. Vince Fumo, who was found guilty last week of 137 charges.
Rubin, of Philadelphia, has served on the Commission since June 1998 and was elected chairman in 2003.
Read Rendell's letter to Rubin at the link below:
PA Governor Rendell's Office Releases Letter to Mitchell Rubin