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UPDATE: Former Weirton Mayor, Wife Appear in Court on Embezzlement Charges

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WTRF.COM UPDATE:

Former Weirton Mayor Mark Harris and his wife, Nycole Harris appeared for their arraignment on Wednesday morning in Hancock County Court.

Harris is charged with three counts of embezzlement and conspiracy for allegedly  taking money from the city in September of 2007. His wife is alleged to have been aware of the embezzlement.

During the hearing, Judge Martin Gaughn said he may withdraw from case because his daughter works for city of Weirton.

The couple are free to return to their home in South Carolina as long as they make court appearances. Their next appearance is on October 15 at 9:30 a.m.


ORIGINAL STORY:

Former Weirton Mayor Mark Harris has been accused of embezzling city funds.

Harris will be in Hancock County court on Wednesday morning and is charged with three counts of embezzlement and conspiracy after being indicted by the Hancock County Grand Jury. Harris' wife, Nycole, is also named in the indictment as a co-conspirator.

Stay with WTRF.com for updates on this developing story.