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Two municipalities pay Moon man $37,500 to settle lawsuit over mistaken arrest

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Friday, March 8, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
 

Two municipalities agreed to pay a Moon man a total of $37,500 to settle his federal lawsuit over a mistaken arrest, a lawyer representing one of the municipalities said Friday.

Jason A. Cercone, 30, sued after two Coraopolis police officers arrested him on drug charges based on a Moon police detective's statement when they were actually seeking a man with a similar name in Beaver County.

Cercone sued Coraopolis, its police Chief Alan DeRusso and Officer Albert Marx as well as Moon and its police Detective Brian Buydasz.

Paul Krepps, one of the lawyers representing Coraopolis, said the borough agreed to pay Cercone $25,000 while Moon agreed to pay him $12,500 to settle the lawsuit.

James Ross, Cercone's attorney, declined comment. The attorney for Moon and the township's manager couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

The parties' joint motion to dismiss the case is still pending before U.S. District Judge Gary Lancaster.

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