". . .[T]hese individuals, employed by or associated with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, used the turnpike as an enterprise through which they engaged in commerce and, in the conduct of the turnpike's affairs, a pattern of racketeering activity. These individuals wielded extraordinary power which they wrongfully used for self-enrichment and for their own political purposes, rather than for the good of the commonwealth and its citizens."
"...As explained to the grand jury, 'Money is the mother's milk of politics, and these are prime opportunities to raise funds. ... That's what the magnetic attraction of the turnpike is, because at every level, you have a whole group of professionals, lawyers, underwriters, etc., and then you have the whole engineering world.'"