2 top state officals resign over porn office email case

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — A second top state official has resigned in the scandal surrounding office emails containing pornography in the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office.

Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday night that Glenn Parno, a top lawyer for the Department of Environmental Protection, handed in his resignation. His boss, Environmental Protection Secretary Christopher Abruzzo, resigned earlier in the day.

Emails involving Abruzzo, Parno and state police Commissioner Frank Noonan were among those provided to the governor’s office at Corbett’s request on Thursday. All three men worked under Corbett when he was attorney general from 2005 to 2011. More emails are expected to be turned over Friday.

No reason was given for Parno’s resignation.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office says it discovered hundreds of pornographic emails during its review of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse prosecution.