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Developer must pay $21 million

on October 17, 2013 10:20 AM

HARRISBURG (AP) — The developer of an unfinished office building in Harrisburg has been ordered to pay almost $21 million to groups connected to the failed project.

The Patriot-News said a federal judge on Tuesday rejected claims by David Dodd II, 44, that he shouldn’t have to pay restitution related to the collapse of the government-funded Capitol View Commerce Center.

Workers walked off the $28 million project in 2008, saying Dodd wasn’t paying them from the millions in local and federal tax money funds he received.

The restitution will be shared by plaintiffs including Metro Bank, Dauphin County and the city of Harrisburg, as well as several contractors.

Dodd is awaiting sentencing, nearly two years after pleading guilty to federal charges of money laundering and misusing government funds.

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