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Harrisonburg treasurer will not go quietly

Harrisonburg city treasurer Rebecca Neal is under indictment for alleged fraud. She faces a petition to have her removed from office. Just this week, an employee of her office sued her for alleged harassment.

But apparently Neal is not hiding or giving up. Her lawyer has fired back with a demurrer claiming the petition to remove her from office is legally defective, according to WHSV television. Furthermore, Neal up and fired a key employee on Friday, says the Daily News Record.

A hearing on the citizens’ petition to remove Neal from the treasurer’s job is set for Thursday at 9 a.m. before Rockingham County Circuit Judge James Lane.

UPDATE:
Thursday’s hearing is continued to June 12, according to WHSV.

UPDATE AGAIN:
Judge Lane says he likely will rule Friday on the prosecutor’s motion to suspend Neal from the treasurer’s job, according to the Daily News Record.

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