Tag: David Patton

No negative publicity? Local media PennLive, theBurg have financial ties to Mayor Papenfuse

A group of citizens in Allison Hill have raised concerns about the mayor’s financial ties to the owner of theBurg, and his very cozy relationship with Pennlive’s new editor. 

Director of Finance responds to allegations against City of Harrisburg in federal lawsuit

Bruce Weber, Director of Finance & Budget for the City of Harrisburg, quickly dismissed any hint of a looming settlement by the city. “I’d rather have the courts adjudicate. That’s what they are there for. Due process.”

FBI investigating evidence against Harrisburg Mayor in real estate, abuse of power scandal: Federal Lawsuit

An FBI investigation related to corruption of Harrisburg officials has hamstrung the efforts of the city’s legal team to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Trump-hating mayor uses codes enforcement to attack republican voter in Harrisburg, PA: Lawsuit

The city resident at the center of the federal lawsuit who had his life threatened by the senior advisor to Mayor Papenfuse was repeatedly targeted and excessively fined by city codes enforcement for politically motivated reasons, the lawsuit alleges.

Private property rights violated by Harrisburg Bureau of Codes, allegedly directed by Mayor: Federal Lawsuit

Former Codes Official Arden Emerick testified under oath to Magisterial District Justice Margeram that he was specifically directed by the mayor to cite the owner of 333 S. 18th Street for codes violations. This tactic was used in conjunction with the scheme to undervalue real estate in Allison Hill.

Harrisburg Mayor Papenfuse named in federal lawsuit for alleged real estate scheme involving tax sale

HRA initiated neighborhood rezoning which created land use restrictions, increased taxes, and other financial burdens, with the end goal to eventually take over real estate parcels at a fraction of market value through tax sales using straw buyers.

County commissioner named in federal lawsuit for alleged real estate scheme involving tax sale

Harrisburg, PA – A lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania alleges City of Harrisburg, and Dauphin County officials […]