This week during an interview broadcast by The Cidré Room, Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse spoke out regarding Koplinsk’s association with Cole Goodman, George Scott, and the Dauphin County Democrat Committee.
A group of citizens in Allison Hill have raised concerns about the mayor’s financial ties to the owner of theBurg, and his cozy relationship with Pennlive’s opinion editor.
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.”
An FBI investigation related to corruption of Harrisburg officials has hamstrung the efforts of the city’s legal team to have the lawsuit dismissed.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania officials admit that more than 11,000 noncitizens have already registered to vote due to a glitch in state motor vehicle bureau computers that allowed noncitizens to register to vote easily.