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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

DuBois paid more than $307,000 in legal fees related to city manager corruption investigation, records show

DuBois initially denied an open records request related to how much it spent on legal bills related to the criminal probes of Herm Suplizio. Spotlight PA won an appeal to access the information.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

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How Spotlight PA reported its investigation into suspended DuBois City Manager Herm Suplizio

A 7-month investigation by Spotlight PA found that Herm Suplizio, the suspended DuBois city manager, helped make the city a success story while allegedly stealing from it.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA and Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

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

DuBois official’s corruption arrest puts consolidation with Sandy Township at risk

After DuBois City Manager Herm Suplizio’s arrest for alleged theft of over $600,000 in public funds, Sandy Township officials question how the two municipalities’ consolidation can go forward.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA