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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Coudersport Man Headed to Trial After All

The state Superior Court has overturned a trial court’s decision to dismiss charges against a Coudersport man accused of scamming a 74-year-old woman out of nearly $400,000 in cash and property.

40-year-old Jim Mills had filed a motion to dims the case, saying his rights to a speedy trial were violated. On March 26 Judge Robert Dalton granted the motion. But this past Thursday the Superior Court said Dalton made a mistake by dismissing the case.

Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson said in a news release he is now asking the case be listed for jury selection immediately. He expects the trial to last three days.

Mills is accused of preparing work order estimates for jobs to be done at the home of a Galeton woman, starting the jobs, taking advance payments on the work, and then not completing it. The alleged thefts – which also included three of the woman’s vehicles – happened over a period of two years.

Superior Court Docket Sheet

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