Lawsuit alleges DA nixed additional indecent assault charges against Scranton dentist | News

A Lackawanna County detective planned to charge Scranton dentist Dr. Albert Hazzouri with indecently assaulting a second woman at his office, but District Attorney Mark Powell nixed the case against the detectiveโ€™s and victimโ€™s wishes, according to a civil lawsuit filed Thursday.

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