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AG sues to remove Pa. amusement park's trustees

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 3, 2013 3:35 AM
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(Meadville) -- The state attorney general's office is suing to remove a court-appointed board of trustees who oversee a 121-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania.

The lawsuit contends The Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park Incorporated have fallen $900,000 behind on property taxes, and failed to have adequate insurance when fires burned the park's Dreamland Ballroom in 2008 and its Beach Club, which is leased an operated by a private firm, on August 1st.

The trustees' attorney has declined comment.

A businessman bought the cash-strapped park about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh when it was in bankruptcy in 1996.

The trustees were appointed by a Crawford County judge after that man was convicted of tax evasion in 1998. The county has threatened the park with a tax sale, but that won't happen until September, because of its complexity.

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