Authorities with the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General have filed a motion, asking for a time extension to file additional charges against suspended DuBois city manager Herm Suplizio.
According to court documents filed this week, officials say prosecutors recently learned that the Clearfield County judge who was presiding over the case is planning to recuse himself.
Suplizio was charged in March with theft and fraud following a months-long investigation into accusations that he embezzled over $600,000 from various city bank accounts.
Since then, Suplizio has been placed on leave and recently, the city council’s decision to “buyout” his remaining contact has been a topic of debate.
Late last week, a judge issued an injunction on the matter, halting the buyout process.
Then on Monday, DuBois city council voted to delay the termination of Suplizio’s contract until further discussions are held on the legality of the matter.
The documents show that the AG’s motion has not yet been approved and a new judge has not yet been assigned to the case.
Unless the motion is signed, prosecutors have until Aug. 31st to file any additional charges against Suplizio.
Meanwhile, a hearing on the injunction is scheduled to be held Wednesday morning in Clearfield County.