Former Supervisor of Pennsylvania Township Gets 12 Months in Jail for His Role in a Corruption Scheme Involving Over $133,000 in Government Paving Contracts
January 27, 2006
On January 27, Harold Long, a former Drumore Township, PA supervisor and owner of Long's Asphalt, Inc. (LAI), Quarryville, PA, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Allentown, PA to 12 months in prison; 3 years supervised release, and fined $5,000 for mail fraud related to Drumore Township paving contracts. As an elected official and township roadmaster, Long was responsible for awarding nearly all the township's road contracts and overseeing work performed by both contractors and the Township's road crew. Between 2000 and 2002, Long circumvented the competitive bid process by awarding paving contracts totaling over $133,000 to fictitious companies he created and then subcontracting the work to LAI. Long pled guilty in October 2005 and resigned as Township supervisor in 2004. The investigation was conducted jointly with the FBI.