- Associated Press - Monday, December 3, 2018

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the corruption trial of Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held.

The two-term Republican is charged with two counts of theft and one count of conflict of interest for allegedly forcing staff members to perform duties for his re-election campaign, including fundraising.

The trial is expected to last about a week.

Prosecutors claim they have video that backs up some of the charges. One current and one former employee testified at a preliminary hearing that Held ordered them to work on his re-election campaign in 2014 and 2015.

The Tribune-Review reports Held has denied the charges and has said they come from disgruntled former employees.


Information from: Tribune-Review, http://triblive.com

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