Clearfield County, Pennsylvania (WTAJ) — DuBois city manager John “Herm” Suplizio is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a fraud investigation into city funds.
John “Herm” Suplizio, 62, is accused of committing $620,815 in fraudulent transactions involving municipal and public accounts for the purpose of paying personal credit card bills, political contributions and gambling. .
Suplizio is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but the city council has placed him on leave.
This also resulted in ramifications from the Clearfield County Commissioner, who said he would delay decisions on grant funding to the city pending further clarification regarding the oversight and coordination of city funds and accounting.
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Clearfield County is monitoring recent events in the city of DuBois. I agree with the principle of “innocent until proven guilty” The fact that the allegations involve misuse of the city’s finances worries us. We therefore support the Board’s decision to nominate Mr. Suplizio. administrative leave.Deferring City of DuBois Grant Decision Until More Clarity Concerning the supervision and coordination of the City’s funds and accounts.
– Clearfield County Commissioner Statement
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