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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

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.