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Trial delayed for former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 26, 2016 6:47 AM
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Reporters flank former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed after his arrest on bribery, theft and corruption charges. (Diana Robinson/WITF)

(Harrisburg) -- A trial has been delayed for a former Harrisburg mayor charged with stealing historic artifacts from the city.

Stephen Reed had been scheduled to go to trial on Monday.

The state attorney general's office says a pre-trial conference will be held that day instead.

Reed had been charged in July 2015 with nearly 500 counts.

A judge in May threw out hundreds of charges saying they were too old to prosecute.

Reed now faces 114 charges.

Investigators allegedly found scores of city-owned artifacts in Reed's home or a separate storage facility.

Prosecutors have said he also tried to sell antique firearms on consignment.

The artifacts included a life-size sarcophagus, a full suit of armor and a life-size buffalo head.

Reed's attorney has called the case "ill-conceived.''

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