Following the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s announcement of fraud and theft charges against DuBois City Manager John “Herm” Suplizio on Monday we can confirm that he’s still going in and out of the municipal building.
Questions remain about Suplizio’s role with the city at this point in time.
Suplizio confirmed to 6 News in a text message Thursday afternoon that he’s still working as city manager, even having a meeting Thursday.
Attorney General Michelle Henry’s charges center on Suplizio allegedly taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from bank accounts of various organizations starting in 2014 and using that money for personal expenses.
These groups reportedly include the DuBois area United Way where he served as executive director and the “Community Days” event through some DuBois Volunteer Fire Department accounts.
Notably, the DuBois City Manager role includes fiduciary oversight.
A spokesperson from the AG’s office telling us Thursday that Monday saw the judge set bond at $100,000.
The spokesperson noting that there are “unsecured, standard conditions for bond” and that there is “a special condition that he have no access or fiduciary control over city accounts.”
Suplizio a no-show at Thursday afternoon’s work session among city officials.
When we asked whether Suplizio is still running the city as manager, Mayor Ed Walsh responded, “no comment at this time.”
We also called the city solicitor and went to her office, but she has not returned our requests for comment beyond the initial statement she gave us Monday.
Officials voted to hold an “executive session” on an unspecified “personnel matter,” but it’s not clear if it is in regard to Suplizio’s arrest.