HARRISBURG - Patrick J. "P.J." Stapleton III, onetime chairman of the state Liquor Control Board, is resigning after 15 years on the board.
His exit comes as state ethics investigators look into allegations that he accepted inappropriate gifts and favors at the LCB.
Stapleton, whose term expires in November, wrote a one-sentence letter to Gov. Corbett on Thursday saying Friday would be his last day on the job. He told employees of his decision in a longer letter.
He could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Corbett has said he wants changes at the oft-criticized liquor agency, and last week, he said he was nominating Philadelphia lawyer Ken Trujillo to replace Stapleton on the three-person board. Trujillo needs to be confirmed by the state Senate.