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Indicted Official Still Getting Paid
Bucks County Register of Wills Barbara Reilly is still getting paid, even though she is not allowed to go to work while awaiting trial on political corruption charges. Chief County Operating Officer Brian Hessenthaler says she is an elected official who will hold the position until she is convicted of something or she resigns. She is accused of requiring her staff to do political campaign work on the taxpayers’ time, and her first and second deputies and an administrator also face criminal charges. A grand jury indictment says they held a “shredding party,” trying to destroy evidence, after they found out they were under investigation.