Lower Southampton Township manager talks public safety director dismissal, plans for 2017

Lower Southampton Township ended 2016 with the shocking news of Robert Hoopes, its newly-minted public safety director, indicted on charges of money laundering alongside Magisterial District Judge John Waltman and Pennsylvania Deputy Constable Bernard Rafferty. “At this point, he is suspended without pay with intent to dismiss,” Township Manager John McMenamin said, noting that Hoopes…

Bucks judge, Lower Southampton safety director and constable charged in money laundering scheme

Three Bucks County public officials were indicted on charges related to money laundering on Friday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Those charged were Magisterial District Judge John Waltman, 59, of Trevose; Lower Southampton Public Safety Director Robert Hoopes, 69, of Doylestown; and Pennsylvania Deputy Constable Bernard Rafferty, 62, of Langhorne. According to U.S.…