A fired Philadelphia police officer who is a son-in-law of Gov. Corbett was charged Wednesday with theft and related offenses stemming from a sting operation set up to catch him stealing while on duty.
Gerald Gibson, 43, was released on his own recognizance following a preliminary court appearance early Wednesday evening.
A spokesman for Corbett did not respond to a request for comment.
In a January statement, Corbett said: "I was surprised and concerned to learn about the allegations regarding my son-in-law Gerald Gibson. Susan and I continue to give our family our love and support."