Is former Mayor Stephen A. Reed being made a scapegoat for Harrisburg's financial debacle, or was he a scoundrel who ran the city like some sort of mafia don?

Tuesday's decision by a district judge to send 485 corruption charges against Reed to Dauphin County Court significantly ups the odds that a jury will get the chance to answer that question. The lengthy closing arguments by defense attorney Henry Hockeimer Jr. and Deputy Attorney General Clarke Madden were more like the detailed utterances heard at the end of a full-blown trial, not a preliminary hearing. Terry Grogan and Keith Garland assisted on this matter.

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