First a correction: It was the federal government, not Corbett, who put Vince Fumo in jail.
That said, your editorial is timely. Sometime this fall -- November or December -- the statute of limitations will run on whatever crimes were committed in the Bonus Scandal. In other words, anyone who isn't charged by then can't be charged thereafter, even if they committed crimes.
There have been no new indictments in a year and a half. Meanwhile, Watergate was prosecuted and Richard Nixon removed from office in half the time this is taking.
There is no excuse for this. Corbett did none of the things an aggressive prosecutor would do. He did not immediately get a court order to impound evidence. He never asked the court to order a forensic audit, which is the only way to know how much taxpayer money was used illegally and who was responsible for it. He refused to ask for additional investigators to get to the bottom of the Bonus Scandal as the matter of urgency it was and still is. And as governor he has ignored his own grand jury's recommendations for cleaning up the legislature.
No Republicans have gone to trial. I can't explain why not. Most likely the prosecution and defense have both asked for delays for one reason or another. At least once these defendants were charged the statute of limitations no longer applied.