Man Chosen for Treasurer of Harrisburg, PA Declares Personal Bankruptcy

6093699369_0555be5ea9_qTimothy R. East was chosen over five other applicants to be the next city treasurer of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — but he may not be able to take the position as he is currently filing for personal bankruptcy. Many question how this was overlooked during the selection process. Though himself a certified public accountant and business owner, East found himself in need of filing for Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy after struggling with three mortgages on his home (for which he owed nearly double its value), about $15,000 in credit card debt, piling up utility, insurance and car rental bills.

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