Nearing Trial, Ex-Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed Wants Artifacts Back

A former Harrisburg mayor charged with stealing historic artifacts from the city is demanding the return of some of the items seized by prosecutors, saying they have nothing to do with the case. reports
that attorneys for former Mayor Stephen Reed argue that the state attorney general's office had no reason to take some of the nearly 1,800 items that agents seized in 2015 from several locations, including Reed's home and a storage facility.

Reed was charged in July 2015 with nearly 500 counts. A judge in May threw out hundreds of charges, saying they were too old to prosecute. Reed now faces 112 charges. His trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 23.

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