Candidate in 54th legislative district sends cease-and-desist to opponent over campaign allegations

An attorney for Greg Scott, a Democratic Party candidate for state representative for the 54th legislative district, sent his primary opponent Rochelle Culbreath a cease-and-desist today in regards to a page on Culbreath’s website titled “Integrity Matters,” a YouTube video, and alleged comments she has made during the course of the campaign.

The 54th legislative district is a new district that consists of the Borough of Conshohocken, Plymouth Township, and the Municipality of Norristown. The primary election is Tuesday, May 17th. Due to the registration numbers and a lack of effort on the part of the Republican Party, it is likely that the winner of the Democratic Party will become the state representative after the general election.

Scott and Culbreath have a long history and she supported his previous campaigns. On her website, Culbreath writes:

I have known Gregory since he was 12 years old and I am deeply saddened to learn of the poor decisions he chose to make. As a Magisterial District Judge, Greg Scott engaged in a pattern of unethical, illegal, and unconstitutional behavior. As a sitting justice and as a candidate Judge Greg Scott:

-Violated the Pennsylvania Constitution;
-Violated state and federal law;
-Violated ethics rules.

Among the more serious allegations made by Culbreath are that Scott took steps to run for state representative prior to resigning as a magisterial judge, that he “improperly, illegally and unethically disposed of campaign donations” from his judicial campaign, and “listed contradictory, incomplete and inaccurate information” on his statements of financial interests for his judicial and state representative campaigns. You can view the full list of allegations here.

Please note that has not researched any of these allegations.

In the cease-and-desist, Scott’s attorney demands that Culbreath “provide written assurance no later than today, May 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.” that she will stop speaking about the allegations and take down the website and content. The letter closes by noting that Scott will take legal action if she does not comply.

When we spoke with Culbreath earlier this evening she was planning to talk with an attorney but was not planning on taking it down.

You can view the cease-and-desist letter below.

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