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Date: 03-10-2007

Case Style: Joseph Esposito and John Petrucci v. Leonard Galli, et al.

Case Number: 4:04-cv-00475-JEJ

Judge: John E. Jones, III

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Barry Dyller, Law Office of Barry H. Dyller, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Defendant's Attorney:

Lisa W. Basial and Daniel J. Doyle, Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Daniel Ralph Lynn McGuire and Joanna N. Reynolds, Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Exeter Pennsylvania Councilman Joseph Esposito and former councilman John Petrucci sued Exeter police Sgt. Leonard Galli and Trooper Daniel Mimnaugh on a civil rights theory, 42 U.S.C., 1983, for wrongly arrested them for loaning an employee $800 in borough funds in 1998.

Mimnaugh denied wrongdoing.

Outcome: Defendant's verdict in favor of Mimnaugh. Sargent Galli and the borough settled for $175,000 before trial.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unavailable

Defendant's Experts: Unavailable


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