Corruption trial of ex-Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed to begin in January

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – The corruption trial of former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed is scheduled for the week of Jan. 23, according to the state attorney general’s office.

The trial has been scheduled to begin today, but Reed’s defense team was granted a continuance due to the amount of material in the case.

Reed was charged in July 2015 with nearly 500 counts. A judge in May threw out all but 114 counts, saying the others were too old to prosecute.

The former mayor is accused of using taxpayer money to buy artifacts and memorabilia for a planned wild west and other museums between 1990 and 2010.

Investigators said they found many of the city-owned artifacts in his home and in a building he used as a private office.

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