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    Marcus Hook's troubled mayor resigns

    Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro has resigned his post a month shy of leaving office.
    Last month, Schiliro was found guilty in Delaware County Common Pleas Court of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, official oppression, and furnishing liquor to a minor.
    On Monday, Schiliro sent a letter to the borough council tendering his resignation.
    "His resignation was accepted by council," said Councilwoman Josephine Laird.

    Gene Taylor, the current borough council president, will become mayor.
    In February, Schiliro, who had been drinking, had a police car bring a former neighbor to his home, compelled him to drink wine, and would not let him leave. Schiliro said he was attracted to the man. During the 3 1/2-hour episode, Schiliro fired a gun into a stack of papers. The man eventually left the home and later called police.
    Schiliro, who sold the weapon shortly after the encounter, entered an alcohol-treatment program and is undergoing counseling. He will be sentenced in January.

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/br...JHTVA3E4CPR.99
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    Ex-Marcus Hook mayor sentenced to 10-20 months

    Despite impassioned pleas from family and friends of former Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro, a Delaware County Court judge on Monday sent him to jail.
    Schiliro was sentenced to 10 to 20 months for an alcohol-fueled episode last February in which he had a police car bring a former neighbor - a 20-year-old to whom he said he was attracted - to his home, made him drink wine, and refused to let him leave for 31/2 hours.
    During the encounter, Schiliro threatened to kill himself and fired a gun into a stack of papers. The man eventually left and later called police.


    In addition, Schiliro received five years of probation and 50 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay $1,300 in fines and court costs. He is eligible for work release and time off for good behavior.
    In November, Schiliro was convicted of recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, official oppression, and furnishing liquor to a minor.
    On Monday, 13 of Schiliro's family and friends came to the sentencing hearing to speak on his behalf. They portrayed him as a caring man who gave back to his community as mayor, helped create jobs, formed basketball and baseball leagues for the borough's children, served as a volunteer firefighter, and was a good friend and father. Schiliro is a single parent.

    read more..............http://articles.philly.com/2014-01-1...e-imprisonment

    A slap on the wrist. I guess there is nothing wrong with having the cops pimping for you.
    America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards. - Claire Wolfe

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