During a status conference Wednesday morning, prosecutors for the state attorney general’s office announced that they plan to file additional charges against suspended DuBois city manager Herm Suplizio.
We attended the hearing where the judge asked the AG’s office to file the new charges within the next 15 days.
Suplizio was arrested and charged earlier this year following an investigation into allegations of theft and corruption.
Authorities say Suplizio is accused of embezzling over $600,000 from various city bank accounts.
Earlier this week, the DuBois City Council voted to approve a “buyout and dismissal process” for Suplizio.
During Wednesday’s hearing, both sides agreed to take the case to trial, although no dates have been finalized yet.
No further comment was provided by either side and another status conference is scheduled to be held in 60 days.
It is also unclear what new charges will be filed against Suplizio.