“Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced Bradford County District Attorney Chad Salsman has pleaded guilty to charges of intimidation, promoting prostitution, and obstruction of justice. As a condition of this plea, Salsman also resigned as the District Attorney of Bradford County. Today’s plea comes as the result of a year-long investigation by the 45th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury in conjunction with the Office of Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police.”
“‘Chad Salsman used his position as a private attorney, and then as the District Attorney, to intimidate and silence his victims and interfere with our investigation. Today is a powerful reminder that no one is above the law,’ said Attorney General Shapiro. ‘To date, we’ve arrested 90 public officials for charges related to public corruption, including embezzlement, sexual assault, and other abuses of power. My Office will continue to seek justice for victims as we uncover public corruption – wherever it lies.’ During the investigation, the Grand Jury discovered that Salsman pressured clients into prostitution for legal services and used his power as a private attorney, and then as District Attorney, to repeatedly harass, coerce, and intimidate victims. Salsman’s victims were his clients in legal matters, including cases concerning sexual assault and child custody. Additionally, Salsman attempted to obstruct the grand jury’s investigation while serving as the Bradford County District Attorney” – Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office press release.