Coal Township Man Facing Additional Felony Wiretapping Charges

SHAMOKIN – A Coal Township man already facing felony wiretapping charges from a June incident was given 18 additional charges Monday related to another incident in July. Court documents say 44-year-old Jesse Storm, who works with Brokers Realty, is now facing a total of 21 felony counts of violating the Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act.

We last told you the June incident occurred following a Shamokin City Council meeting; Storm allegedly posted video and audio conversations between Mayor John Brown and two councilmen on social media without their consent.

Court documents then said Monday Storm allegedly secretly intercepted and recorded six people in the Shamokin City Hall lobby and outside the building in July, and posted them on social media.

Storm was arraigned in front of District Judge John Gembic with bail set at $5,000 unsecured. The original charges have already been moved to Northumberland County Court, but no court dates have been scheduled at this time.

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