A Thompsontown man has been sentenced to 19 months in prison for defrauding a disabled Veteran, the Veteran’s Administration, and the Social Security Administration. The U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said 48-year-old Jason Ehrhart was sentenced Monday. In 2006, Ehrhart applied to serve as VA Fiduciary and Legal Custodian for a veteran who was a former resident of Perry County. Ehrhart and his former wife, Laurie Ehrhart, misappropriated more than $316,000 (at least $316,360) of federal funds for their own use. Laurie pled guilty to one count of health care fraud in December, and is scheduled to be sentenced on June 6th.
A Special Election for the 12th Congressional District Representative, and the Municipal Primary will take place on Tuesday, May 21st. The last day to register before the Primary, and last day to change party or non-partisan enrollment before the election is April 22nd. Voters who will be absent from their municipality, or those with a disability or illness are eligible to apply for an absentee ballot. Civilian absentee ballot applications must be received by 5:00 pm on May 14th. Registration and absentee ballot applications may be picked-up in the Voter Registration office on the 1st Floor of the Mifflin County Courthouse, or by calling 717-248-6571, option 1, and requesting an application be sent by mail. Voter registration may be completed electronically by visiting VotesPA.com .