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5 takeaways from Spotlight PA’s event on the DuBois corruption case and local government oversight

Spotlight PA hosted a virtual discussion on Jan. 25 about the corruption case in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and what it revealed about ethical conduct and fiscal responsibility in local government.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

Feds take over corruption case against embattled Pa. city manager

Herm Suplizio, the suspended city manager of DuBois, has been charged by federal authorities with conspiracy and federal program fraud.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA and Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

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A DuBois official was arrested on corruption charges. Then nearly $100K in cash arrived at city hall.

The mysterious money was apparently stored at a local nonprofit then delivered weeks after former DuBois City Manager Herm Suplizio was arrested on corruption charges.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Min Xian/SpotlightPA

How a Pa. city manager allegedly stole thousands of taxpayer dollars with virtually no oversight

Authorities say Herm Suplizio, the politically connected manager of DuBois, stole more than $600,000 from public accounts. He now faces sweeping corruption charges.
By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

FBI tightens pressure on indicted Philadelphia union boss Johnny “Doc” Dougherty

The new extortion charges filed Wednesday accuse Johnny “Doc” Dougherty of installing his nephew in a no-show job and then together threatening a customer who balked at paying him for the work.

By Maryclaire Dale/The Associated Press

Drug detective accused of trading official actions for sex

Federal authorities are accusing a former midstate drug detective of trading official actions for sexual favors.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania and The Associated Press