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‘Richest Little City’

Herm Suplizio used charm, political muscle, and a community’s trust to give DuBois, Pa., a dream makeover. But was it all a criminal house of cards?

by Min Xian and Angela Couloumbis
Spotlight PA
Photos by Nate Smallwood for Spotlight PA
The DuBois sign, which is four feet tall and sits above DuBois Avenue, was constructed thanks to $2.3 million in federal, state, and city funding that Herm Suplizio oversaw.
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