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Marty Nothstein pleads guilty to defiant trespass



A former Lehigh County commissioner pleaded guilty Feb. 15 to defiant trespass for allegedly stalking a female acquaintance and her boyfriend.

Marty Nothstein, 52, of Orefield, was sentenced to 12 months of probation by Judge Anna-Kristie M. Marks, according to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin’s office.

Nothstein was originally charged with criminal trespass, a felony of the third degree; two counts each of stalking, misdemeanors of the first degree and defiant trespass, a misdemeanor of the third degree, according to a Dec. 8, 2021, news release from Martin and State Police Troop M Capt. Derek A. Koch.

It was alleged that in one instance, on or about March 22, 2021, Nothstein entered the woman’s house without her consent and attempted to access her Apple account.

Bail was set at $25,000 unsecured and Nothstein was to be supervised by Lehigh Valley Pretrial Services.

He was ordered to have no contact with the woman and her boyfriend.

Nothstein won a silver medal in sprint cycling in the summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., in 1996 and a gold medal in sprint cycling in the summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, in 2000.

He also competed in world and United States championships in the sport and numerous other cycling contests.

He retired from competitive cycling in 2006.

Nothstein, a 1989 Emmaus High School graduate, embarked on a political career, serving as a Lehigh County commissioner and announcing bids for Pennsylvania’s 7th and 15th Congressional districts.