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Nix the Fix

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#284
Jan 15, 2013
 
Nice public service wrote:
Ms. Mamas said in court filings that city Solicitor Jason Elash repeatedly ignored phone calls and letters from her in 2008 and 2009, then failed to show for a December committee meeting.
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Still picking on Paul Shelly aka Sluggo? Is Elash going to ignore the judge and miss the court date?
And, the elected official will take care of it if his defense is a no show.
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#285
Jan 15, 2013
 
Jail coming wrote:
What do you all think of the liar senator Brewster from McKeesport? He's the senator that covered up the McKeesport police department pay scam. He promised the citizens investigation results. Never provided any, you can see cases on the Pennsylvania Rights To Know web site.
Entire narcotics unit in McKeesport named in pay scam
By Moriah Balingit / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mar 19, 2009
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/nei...
McKeesport City Solicitor Elash that ignored request from the newspaper has 2 DUI counts. He is friends with the senator Brewster the judge found against. He postponed the 2x DUI case for over a year. BAC hospital test results yielded highest alchohol blood level content.
The next hearing is in Pittsburgh, Court Of Common Pleas. March 4, 2013 at 8:30am. Judge Borkowski. Court Room 514
http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPR...
He crashed and totaled his white Cadillac SUV into a building in McKeesport. Long Run Road last year! Still no punishment, more postponements from McKeesport senator favors? Favors are suspect. What would a normal joe get for 2 DUI's? Not McKeesport special treatment?
Seems 2 DUI counts aren't serious if city connections with McKeesport or senator Brewster.
McKeesport solicitor Elash charged with DUI after crash
By Moriah Balingit / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Apr 30, 2012
The McKeesport solicitor who was badly hurt in a car crash following the mayor's inaugural ball declined comment today after being charged Friday with driving under the influence in connection with the accident.
John Jason Elash, 40, also faces summary offenses of speeding and driving without financial responsibility in connection with the crash, which occurred Jan. 22.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/bre...
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After these charges, Elash was later charged in White Oak. He ignored the new police charge altogether.
http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/MDJ...
No, he will get to sit as his house on probation. Maybe a little house arrest time.
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#286
Jan 15, 2013
 
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No, he will get to sit as his house on probation. Maybe a little house arrest time.
We may have our inputs in surprising ways. WE will stand down until the good judge renders his decision.

The solicitor and his bully boss will not get away with this one without a rumble.
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#287
Jan 15, 2013
 
We do too, and he is seeing 0 time behind the verticle stripes.
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#288
Jan 16, 2013
 
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At least John L. Elash, the Pittsburgh based attorney, does not owe the IRS $120,000 and is not facing DUI charges!
He owes the IRS too?
Probably just a nasty rumor.
Solicitors IRS Liens

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#289
Jan 16, 2013
 
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He owes the IRS too?
Probably just a nasty rumor.
The two nasty rumors are list up Prothonotary's web site as:

FTL-11-000503 Over $73,000

FTL-11 000502 Over $42,000

Yea, it is just a rumor that it is a rumor.
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#290
Jan 16, 2013
 
Solicitors IRS Liens wrote:
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The two nasty rumors are list up Prothonotary's web site as:
FTL-11-000503 Over $73,000
FTL-11 000502 Over $42,000
Yea, it is just a rumor that it is a rumor.
That's a rumor? No way! Didn't he have a traffic citation in White Oak after the crash? If he doez, do you think the honorable judge knows about it?
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#291
Jan 16, 2013
 
Definite backfire wrote:
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That's a rumor? No way! Didn't he have a traffic citation in White Oak after the crash? If he doez, do you think the honorable judge knows about it?
I believe the public record shows he satisfied the WO traffic violation. I doubt the judge knows about it and I doubt that it could be introduced into the non-jury DUI trial for any reason. I would like to believe that the first DUI is more damaging than anything in this case.

We wish the esteemed solicitor the best possible outcome from the non-jury trial.
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#292
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The two nasty rumors are list up Prothonotary's web site as:
FTL-11-000503 Over $73,000
FTL-11 000502 Over $42,000
Yea, it is just a rumor that it is a rumor.
You made those up. Owing money isn't a crime and he has a top job.
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You made those up. Owing money isn't a crime and he has a top job.
I think that the IRS made them up and then filed liens -- not me!

Yes, top pay for very little work.
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#294
Jan 17, 2013
 
Taypayers Care wrote:
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I think that the IRS made them up and then filed liens -- not me!
Yes, top pay for very little work.
Top pay for very little work using government funds. CDBG etc.? Welfare? Recall the contract Housing Authority money withheld from McKeesport MHA? Pittman called it 'Blackmail.'

The money was taken by way of bidding process. Then extracted from the contract in turn. So it's worse than welfare, its theft outright! But, to everyone else looks like a simple contract bid. This was mentioned on Topix years ago.

Article - Defendant's bid rigging scheme constituted a betrayal of the trust placed in him as a public official," said U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/nei...

McKeesport's Pittman says HUD demand is 'blackmail' Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011
http://triblive.com/mobile/1106741-81/hud-mck...

In the same article (the McKeesport attorney issues were ongoing at the time). Bethany wanted to use a firm with specific expertise. Others wanted to use the now 2x DUI solicitor.

If the money doesn't go to the required destination? Federal money (Imbrogno case) etc., taken without working for it from programs. I wonder if the sentence to Imbrogno was light, if he talked? Cooperative defendants usually have a lot to sing about! A good neighbor? Painting Contracts! Didn't the MASD use that term before in a higher contract bid?
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#295
Jan 17, 2013
 
Taxpayers wrote:
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Top pay for very little work using government funds. CDBG etc.? Welfare? Recall the contract Housing Authority money withheld from McKeesport MHA? Pittman called it 'Blackmail.'
The money was taken by way of bidding process. Then extracted from the contract in turn. So it's worse than welfare, its theft outright! But, to everyone else looks like a simple contract bid. This was mentioned on Topix years ago.
Article - Defendant's bid rigging scheme constituted a betrayal of the trust placed in him as a public official," said U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/nei...
McKeesport's Pittman says HUD demand is 'blackmail' Published: Thursday, October 6, 2011
http://triblive.com/mobile/1106741-81/hud-mck...
In the same article (the McKeesport attorney issues were ongoing at the time). Bethany wanted to use a firm with specific expertise. Others wanted to use the now 2x DUI solicitor.
If the money doesn't go to the required destination? Federal money (Imbrogno case) etc., taken without working for it from programs. I wonder if the sentence to Imbrogno was light, if he talked? Cooperative defendants usually have a lot to sing about! A good neighbor? Painting Contracts! Didn't the MASD use that term before in a higher contract bid?
Of COURSE Fifth Beatle said it was blackmail, HUD wanted the city to finally comply with how and where to spent the money or else HUD wouldn't release the funds. They're so corrupt, BBB is incensed,'they're trying to tell us how to spend the money...'
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#296
Jan 18, 2013
 
Taxpayers wrote:
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If the money doesn't go to the required destination? Federal money (Imbrogno case) etc., taken without working for it from programs. I wonder if the sentence to Imbrogno was light, if he talked? Cooperative defendants usually have a lot to sing about! A good neighbor? Painting Contracts! Didn't the MASD use that term before in a higher contract bid?
Yes, many of the dots seem to point to the Port if Imbrogno talked. All indications are that he talked but the public will never known. I doubt that he talked.

If he talked, I cannot believe that Risha, City of McKeesport, MASD, SASD, MHA, MACM, and RDCM were not part of the conversations with the federal agents.

I think that MASD and MHA would be worthy of exploring by the Feds. They should look at the MASD project management contracts, the good neighbor, and painting contracts at MHA.
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Jan 18, 2013
 
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Yes, many of the dots seem to point to the Port if Imbrogno talked. All indications are that he talked but the public will never known. I doubt that he talked.
If he talked, I cannot believe that Risha, City of McKeesport, MASD, SASD, MHA, MACM, and RDCM were not part of the conversations with the federal agents.
I think that MASD and MHA would be worthy of exploring by the Feds. They should look at the MASD project management contracts, the good neighbor, and painting contracts at MHA.
Here's a history lesson on how the MOB Valley got so corrupt. Not sure of the exact years by mob underboss Antonio Ripeppi and an Irish mobster from Glassport set up all of the gambling operations throuhout western PA and parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.

Ripeppi Family is connected to the Zappala's through marriage. Willim Keisling is the expert on the subject (google yardbird Zappala for a quick refresh course). The recent gambling raid which has shut down operations for well over a month is unprecented in the history of MOB Valley. This is it. I'll continue to monitor the feds reaction Ralph was very much aware of everything that went on. I'm not suggesting he was the only one who spilled beans, even he was pleased with his sentence.

You can't be a casual observer, for example, the defense lawyer for one of the accused in the Pittsburgh Chief of Police investigation is Charles Porter. HIs name will be showing up more and more as the feds make their presence known.

Charles Porter is the son of Chuckie Porter former mob underboss. Look him up. He's also a graduate of Central Catholic. Charles and Stevie Zappala jr. were partners in a law firm before the Pittsburgh judges hand-picked Zappala to be district attorney. Up to a few years ago Zappala was still recieveing a stipend from the firm for being bouhg tout so he could tend to family business while overseeing Allegheny County as it's top prosecutor of people who got in the way of family business; Dr. Wecht and the Orie Family.

Charles Porter's presence in crucial cases like representing Sentaor Jane Orie's main accuser allows the Zappala Crime Family access to all pertinent trial information.

Although my guess is that the jury room was bugged the first time around and Orie would have been either found innocent or maybe a hung jury. Keep in mind whne you're dealing with Synchronized Crime anything is possible.

More on Ralph and other snitches as we move forward.
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#298
Jan 18, 2013
 
Way to over sensationalize this garbage. LOL... Who are you? On a side note.. there has been no "gambling shutdown" anywhere. A person was paid out on a poker machine at the Viking just wednesday evening.
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Jan 18, 2013
 
Who Knows What wrote:
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Yes, many of the dots seem to point to the Port if Imbrogno talked. All indications are that he talked but the public will never known. I doubt that he talked.
If he talked, I cannot believe that Risha, City of McKeesport, MASD, SASD, MHA, MACM, and RDCM were not part of the conversations with the federal agents.
I think that MASD and MHA would be worthy of exploring by the Feds. They should look at the MASD project management contracts, the good neighbor, and painting contracts at MHA.
I thought all the same things you do in this post. I wonder if its part of future steps upcoming. The Feds usually don't leave with evidence of the bidding questions. Coincidentally, Paul Shelly was on the topic of the "good neighbor bid" with others.

This bidding scheme reached Pittsburgh even. I think it is wider spread in Allegheny County. MHA and MASD should be next. Thanks.
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Way to over sensationalize this garbage. LOL... Who are you? On a side note.. there has been no "gambling shutdown" anywhere. A person was paid out on a poker machine at the Viking just wednesday evening.
Exactly. The White Oak vendor just moved right on in. Another business lost to White Oak
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#301
Jan 18, 2013
 
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Exactly. The White Oak vendor just moved right on in. Another business lost to White Oak
The machines are back at the Rainbow shopping center location. All five or six of them.
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#302
Jan 18, 2013
 
The coffee shop on St. Clair Avenue is still closed.http://old.post-gazette .com/regionstate/20001105green bank1.asp

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#303
Jan 18, 2013
 
Regular size Al wrote:
The coffee shop on St. Clair Avenue is still closed.http://old.post-gazette .com/regionstate/20001105green bank1.asp
The Coffee Shop in McKeesport at the Masonic building is closed.

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