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Halcovage Attorney Seeks Courthouse Hard Drives – Including Maria Casey’s – as Evidence in Lawsuit Defense

An interesting twist in the case?

jane doe v schuylkill county

The lawyer representing Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage in his federal civil litigation wants the computer hard drives and other evidence from several Courthouse offices, including one elected official and outspoken critic of him.

Attorney Gerard Geiger recently filed a discovery request to get the following items to be used as evidence in Halcovage’s defense against the 4 Jane Doe plaintiffs suing him for sexual misconduct:

  • Complete copy of the computer hard drives or any other storage media for each County computer assigned to plaintiffs, Jane Doe #1, #2, #3, and #4;
  • Complete copy of the computer hard drives or any other storage media for each County computer assigned to Clerk of Courts Maria Casey;
  • All text messages on any County-owned cellphone assigned to Casey;
  • Any security incident reports sent to or sent by the Schuylkill County Sheriff’s office regarding Halcovage;
  • Copy of all email messages sent to or sent by any of the plaintiffs in the two years prior to the filing of their lawsuit.

Halcovage Attorney Seeks Hard Drives from Schuylkill Courthouse Computers, Including Maria Casey

Geiger sent a letter to the County’s attorney representing it in the lawsuit, Christopher Scott of the firm Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, of Harrisburg. The letter was sent on Feb. 17 and the County has 30 days to respond to it and whether it will produce this evidence.

We’ve learned that the County still has not produced this evidence to Geiger.

A trial is tentatively scheduled for September 2022 in this case. In March 2021, four Courthouse employees filed a sexual harassment and intimidation lawsuit against Halcovage, the County, and several Courthouse administrators for their complicity in the Commissioner’s alleged behavior.

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Since filing the lawsuit, Halcovage has sustained numerous calls for him to resign from office. An impeachment investigation is currently underway in the State House of Representatives that could eventually remove him from office, too.

Halcovage continues to deny allegations against him.

Geiger tells The Canary he can’t comment on a pending discovery matter.


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  1. PTFloridians

    March 15, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    WOW…what a seismic shift in the courthouse drama. This thing is better than a soap opera.
    Drama-ria Casey is suddenly on blast.
    …this thing has more twists than a Rastafari head of hair.

  2. Concerned17901

    March 16, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Did Mr. HALCOVAGE HAVE TO PRODUCE THIS SAME EVIDENCE, HARD DRIVES, CELL PHONES ETC? Seems he is the one charged with a crime. Unbelievable!

    • Canary Commenter

      March 16, 2022 at 12:17 am

      Not yet but the defense is allowed to collect evidence, too.

  3. It's me

    March 16, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Just a thought that this might backfire taking into consideration texts Jane Does may have sent to one another about him. Or perhaps he sent to the Jane Does?????

    • Canary Commenter

      March 17, 2022 at 1:14 am

      It’s a bold request. Could go a lot of ways. It could also really jam up the case schedule if there are objections.

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