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From the Vault: News from the Wednesday, May 30, 1984, edition of the Press & Journal

Posted 5/29/18

Londonderry taxman arraigned on charges of holding taxes

Russell C. Earhart Sr., Londonderry Township tax collector, was arraigned before District Justice William Heckman last Thursday morning on …

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From the Vault: News from the Wednesday, May 30, 1984, edition of the Press & Journal

Posted

Londonderry taxman arraigned on charges of holding taxes

Russell C. Earhart Sr., Londonderry Township tax collector, was arraigned before District Justice William Heckman last Thursday morning on 506 counts of “theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received.”

The charges allege that Earhart failed to turn over a total of $162,273 in tax revenues to the Lower Dauphin School District in the period from August 1981 to September 1983.

Earhart voluntarily relinquished his duties as tax collector last October but has not officially resigned from his elected position.

Earhart voluntarily presented himself for arrest and was subsequently released after posting bail in the amount of $10,000. He was scheduled to receive a preliminary hearing before Heckman at 10 a.m. today.

Joseph Kleinfelter, chief deputy district attorney for Dauphin County, said last Thursday that Earhart's arrest culminated nine months of investigations. The charges could result in a maximum sentence of $15,000 in fines and a prison term of seven years.

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