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Former Dauphin County judge Todd Hoover dies at 61

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 25, 2016 10:15 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Former Dauphin County judge Todd Hoover has died at the age of 61 after a long illness. 

President Judge Richard Lewis announced Hoover's death yesterday.

He was 61 and had retired earlier this year.

Lewis says Hoover was "not only a superb jurist, but also a man of deep faith, sincere compassion and a quiet dignity.''

Hoover spent 22 years in the county's Court of Common Pleas.

He originally handled the criminal case against three Penn State administrators charged with covering up child-sex complaints about Jerry Sandusky has died. 

Hoover also handled the public corruption trial of former state House Speaker Bill DeWeese, among others.

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