Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the arrest of former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed today.
“This is one of the most disturbing cases of public corruption this office has investigated,” Attorney General Kane said. “Mayor Reed used taxpayer money to further his own interests. His conduct is at the root of the fiscal issues that continue to plague the City of Harrisburg today.”
“In order for the City of Harrisburg to continue its financial recovery, it is imperative that its citizens have a clear picture of the past.”
Kane ultimately unveiled a list of 499 criminal counts against Reed:
- 2 counts of corrupt organizations (F-1).
- 2 counts of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities (F-1).
- 2 counts of theft by deception (F-1).
- 20 counts of theft by receiving stolen property (F-2).
- 20 counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition (F-2).
- 1 count of theft by deception (F-2).
- 7 counts of bribery in official and political matters (F-3).
- 29 counts of theft by receiving stolen property (F-3).
- 29 counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition (F-3).
- 3 counts of theft of services (F-3).
- 1 count of theft by deception (F-3).
- 110 counts of theft by receiving stolen property (M-1).
- 110 counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition (M-1).
- 158 counts of misapplication of entrusted property and property of government or financial institutions (M-2).
- 1 count of deceptive business practices (M-2).
- 3 counts of criminal solicitation (M-2).
- 1 count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence (M-2)
One of Reed’s hobbies was apparently buying artifacts. It would also appear that the former Harrisburg Mayor is a horror fan as in his house there were: a life-sized sarcophagus, a full suit of armor and a “vampire hunting kit”.
These items were found when agents from the AG’s office raided Reed’s home last month.
“I hear the rumors around Harrisburg, and I sometimes think the rumor mill is akin to middle school sometimes,” she stated.