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Developer of failed Harrisburg office building gets seven years

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 27, 2014 2:10 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- The developer of an unfinished office building in Harrisburg has been sentenced to more than seven years behind bars for the failed $28 million project that's now an abandoned eyesore. 

Forty-five-year-old David Dodd II of Mechanicsburg told the judge before his sentencing today he meant well, but was over his head with the government-funded Capitol View Commerce Center project. 

Dodd will serve 87 months in federal prison for money laundering and misusing federal funds. 

He was also ordered to pay $21million restitution to nine contractors, Metro Bank, the city of Harrisburg and Dauphin County. 

Workers walked off the project in 2008, saying Dodd wasn't paying them from the millions in local and federal tax money funds he received.

The Capitol View Commerce Center property was purchased at an auction in November by John Moran Junior, owner of Northumberland County-based Moran Industries.
        


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