Dover Mayor Homrighausen convicted of theft in office, other charges


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A jury has convicted suspended Dover Mayor Richard Homrighausen of six charges, including theft in office.

Homrighausen has been the city’s mayor for eight terms. The jury handed down the conviction around noon Wednesday in the Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Room.

In addition to the theft in office charge, the suspended mayor was also convicted of four counts of soliciting improper compensation for taking fees for performing four wedding ceremonies and dereliction of duty for failing to deposit the payments in the city treasury.

With the theft in office conviction, the law prohibits Homrighausen from holding public office for life. Sentencing for the conviction is scheduled for Jan. 17.