- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A trial has been delayed for a former Harrisburg mayor charged with stealing historic artifacts from the city.

Former Mayor Stephen Reed had been scheduled to go to trial on Monday. The state attorney general’s office says a pre-trial conference will be held that day instead.

Reed had been charged in July 2015 with nearly 500 counts. A judge in May threw out hundreds of charges saying they were too old to prosecute.

PennLive.com reports (https://bit.ly/2eQgmHd ) Reed now faces 114 charges.

Investigators allegedly found scores of city-owned artifacts in Reed’s home or a separate storage facility.

Prosecutors have said he also tried to sell antique firearms on consignment.

The artifacts included a life-size sarcophagus, a full suit of armor and a life-size buffalo head.

Reed’s attorney has called the case “ill-conceived.”


Information from: Pennlive.com, https://www.pennlive.com

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