SUNBURY — Whether Joseph Leschinskie Jr. is able to take his seat as a City of Shamokin councilman on Monday will likely come down to a ruling by a county judge.

Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz on Wednesday filed a civil action against Leschinskie that seeks to prevent him from holding office due to a 2009 felony conviction.

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jesse@brokersrealty.com

: a crime judged infamous because it constitutes treason or a felony, because it involves moral turpitude of a nature that creates a strong presumption that the one guilty is unworthy of belief in a court of law, or because it subjects the one guilty to infamy

no person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger

— U.S. Constitution

They have no grounds for this.

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