Now Strelish and Henderson were accused of padding those numbers so the LCTA could get more state funding. In court today, defense attorneys insisted that the bus drivers misinterpreted the phrase "hit the button," basically saying that Strelish and Henderson wanted them to maintain accurate records of those senior riders. Prosecutors fired right back saying drivers knew full well what "hit the button" meant. If they didn't pad the senior ridership numbers, they could lose their jobs.
In the end, Judge David Judy here in Dauphin County ruled there was enough evidence to send Strelish to court on all charges. He did drop a few minor conspiracy charges against Rob Henderson. But again, they both will stand trial. If convicted on these charges, the LCTA ghost rider case, they could face at least 20 years in prison. We'll have much more later on Eyewitness News.
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