• Corruption trial of Westmoreland County sheriff underway

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    GREENSBURG, Pa. - Opening arguments in the corruption trial of Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held got underway Tuesday.

    A jury of eight men and four women, as well as two alternates, was seated Monday, according to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE.

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    Held is accused of having deputies perform duties for his re-election campaign. He is charged with two counts of theft and one count of conflict of interest.

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    Prosecutors claim they have video that backs up some of the charges. One current and one former employee testified at a preliminary hearing that Held ordered them to work on his re-election campaign in 2014 and 2015.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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