McKeesport Solicitor John Jason Elash...
handshake

West Mifflin, PA

#311 Jun 19, 2013
Tow Truck Driver wrote:
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There is one exception to not stopping him --- The building on Long Run Road stopped his driving abruptly.
cars and buildings can be fixed, as well as DUI's and fines and greasing someones palms..... HAAAAA!!
You're clueless,you really are !!
Travesty of Justice

Mckeesport, PA

#312 Jun 20, 2013
handshake wrote:
<quoted text> cars and buildings can be fixed, as well as DUI's and fines and greasing someones palms..... HAAAAA!!
You're clueless,you really are !!
You are correct and the public is not clueless - it is not about justice it is about the law and political favors.
Tony Tubesteak

West Mifflin, PA

#313 Jun 20, 2013
but the thing is the public cant do a damn thing......HAAAAA!!! its all worked out behind closed doors, damn woman ,how do you vote?
when you have no idea? HAAA!!!!!
IRS Mystery on Enforcemen

Mckeesport, PA

#314 Jun 25, 2013
Why is the IRS giving our 2X DUI solicitor a pass on his income tax liens?

IRS says former state Senator Fumo owes nearly $3M

Written by The Associated Press

Apr 8, 2013 7:48 AM

(Philadelphia)-- The federal government says imprisoned former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo needs to pay nearly $3 million in back taxes and fines.

The Internal Revenue Service filed liens against five properties last month.

That includes Fumo's 33-room mansion in Philadelphia, three adjoining properties in south Philadelphia and a 99-acre farm near Harrisburg.

The IRS says it appears Fumo is trying to hide assets.

The once powerful Democratic lawmaker is serving a five-year sentence after being convicted in 2009 of defrauding the Senate, a neighborhood nonprofit and a seaport museum.

He turns 70 next month and is recovering from heart surgery in January.

Fumo's son declined to comment Friday.

He deferred to Fumo's tax lawyer, who did not immediately return calls.
patty

West Mifflin, PA

#315 Jun 25, 2013
i was at the mckeesport fair tonight giving out handjobs wehn the rains ruined it all see you all tomorrow
A Real Lawyer Resigns

Mckeesport, PA

#316 Jun 28, 2013
Henderson city attorney charged with DUI resigns

Elizabeth Quillin to receive $99,500 in settlement negotiated with city


The council named Guerci-Nyhus as interim city attorney. The council unanimously accepted the resignation of former Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin who was arrested for drunk driving in May.

By Conor Shine (contact) Conor Shine

Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 | 5:21 p.m.

Updated Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 | 6:54 p.m.


Henderson Accepts Resignation Settlement

Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen takes questions from reporters after a special meeting of the Henderson City Council on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. The council unanimously accepted the resignation of Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin, who was arrested for drunken driving in May. The council also named Christine Guerci-Nyhus as interim city attorney. Launch slideshow »

&#9726;Henderson City Council to decide fate of city attorney charged with DUI (8-5-2011)

&#9726;Henderson city attorney pleads not guilty to DUI charges (6-20-2011)

&#9726;Arraignment set for Henderson city attorney on DUI, hit-and-run charges (6-16-2011)

&#9726; Henderson city attorney apologizes for ‘misconduct’ after DUI arrest (5-23-2011)


Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin accepted a $99,500 severance package and resigned Monday following her May drunken driving arrest.

Quillin will walk away from her job as part of a negotiated settlement that will pay her $99,500, plus accrued vacation time and 10 months of COBRA insurance coverage, worth about $3,800. Her resignation is effective immediately.

The City Council had several options before it at a special meeting called Monday to discuss Quillin’s employment.

It could have fired her without cause, entitling Quillin to a severance package worth $320,000 laid out in her contract.

It also could have fired her with cause, under a provision in her contract that prohibits “malfeasance” by an executive official. This option would have paid Quillin only her accrued vacation time.

But city leaders were leery of firing Quillin and risking the case going through litigation and arbitration. After a brief discussion, the council voted unanimously to approve the settlement and accept Quillin’s resignation.

“The worst-case scenario were we to lose … would cost us probably in excess of half a million dollars. Even in the best-case scenario, were we to litigate this issue and win, we would still probably end up spending a similar amount of money to (the settlement),” Councilman Sam Bateman said.“I think it allows us to put the situation behind us and move quickly into hiring a new attorney.”

The specter of former City Manager Mary Kay Peck’s multiyear suit against the city hung over discussions of Quillin’s employment. Peck was fired in 2009 with cause, but an arbitrator ruled the city had violated the terms of her contract and awarded Peck $1.3 million in damages this year.

Mayor Andy Hafen said he was shocked by the size of the award in Peck’s case and that the unpredictability of arbitration pushed him to shy away from possible litigation in Quillin’s case.

“This is a town where gambling and risk are prevalent. I think by accepting this settlement agreement we will minimize the risk and the city can move on,” Hafen said.

Quillin was arrested May 23 in the middle of a workday after crashing her SUV near Paseo Verde Parkway and Carnegie Drive. She failed a field-sobriety test and her blood-alcohol level was revealed to be 0.28, more than three times the legal limit.

After the incident, Quillin entered an alcohol-related rehabilitation program, using vacation and sick-leave time while she was in treatment. She informed the city she was ready to return to work July 12 and was placed on paid administrative leave.

Quillin will face charges of driving under the influence, hit-and-run and having an open container of alcohol in her car at her Sept. 27 trial. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Solicitors Driving

Mckeesport, PA

#317 Aug 8, 2013
Solicitor Still Driving wrote:
When will he be required to send in his driver's license? Many have reported that he is still driving around the City.
Or is the fix in? MPD should be monitoring him when he surrenders his drivers license.
It seems like the infamous consignor disobeyed a traffic control device in WO according to a small article in the local newspaper today.

Ok Mayor Mike, who is bringing negativity to our beloved City again.

You, mayor who deplores negativity, seem to promote it by continuing to cover for your despicable solicitor.
Patty Pissflaps

West Mifflin, PA

#318 Aug 9, 2013
General Motors and Ford are looking for alcoholics to replace crash dummies to test out their recent cars to make them more safe. Test dummies are way too expensive at a cost of $9,000.00 each to make with all the sensors,tramsmitters and electronic gadgets to monitor the impact of the dummies, but the drunks are free, after the test crash the drunks will we examined for facial cuts, broken bones and skull factures, a much more economically way to get true readings on drunks behide the wheel. All serious applicants that need emergency care after the tests will be covered under Obamacare.
Yeah baby!
Do The Right Thing

Dravosburg, PA

#319 Aug 11, 2013
A Real Lawyer Resigns wrote:
Henderson city attorney charged with DUI resigns
Elizabeth Quillin to receive $99,500 in settlement negotiated with city
The council named Guerci-Nyhus as interim city attorney. The council unanimously accepted the resignation of former Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin who was arrested for drunk driving in May.
By Conor Shine (contact) Conor Shine
Published Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 | 5:21 p.m.
Updated Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 | 6:54 p.m.
Henderson Accepts Resignation Settlement
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen takes questions from reporters after a special meeting of the Henderson City Council on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. The council unanimously accepted the resignation of Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin, who was arrested for drunken driving in May. The council also named Christine Guerci-Nyhus as interim city attorney. Launch slideshow »

Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin accepted a $99,500 severance package and resigned Monday following her May drunken driving arrest.
Quillin will walk away from her job as part of a negotiated settlement that will pay her $99,500, plus accrued vacation time and 10 months of COBRA insurance coverage, worth about $3,800. Her resignation is effective immediately.
The City Council had several options before it at a special meeting called Monday to discuss Quillin’s employment.
It could have fired her without cause, entitling Quillin to a severance package worth $320,000 laid out in her contract.
It also could have fired her with cause, under a provision in her contract that prohibits “malfeasance” by an executive official. This option would have paid Quillin only her accrued vacation time.
But city leaders were leery of firing Quillin and risking the case going through litigation and arbitration. After a brief discussion, the council voted unanimously to approve the settlement and accept Quillin’s resignation.
“The worst-case scenario were we to lose … would cost us probably in excess of half a million dollars. Even in the best-case scenario, were we to litigate this issue and win, we would still probably end up spending a similar amount of money to (the settlement),” Councilman Sam Bateman said.“I think it allows us to put the situation behind us and move quickly into hiring a new attorney.”
The specter of former City Manager Mary Kay Peck’s multiyear suit against the city hung over discussions of Quillin’s employment. Peck was fired in 2009 with cause, but an arbitrator ruled the city had violated the terms of her contract and awarded Peck $1.3 million in damages this year.
Mayor Andy Hafen said he was shocked by the size of the award in Peck’s case and that the unpredictability of arbitration pushed him to shy away from possible litigation in Quillin’s case.
“This is a town where gambling and risk are prevalent. I think by accepting this settlement agreement we will minimize the risk and the city can move on,” Hafen said.
Quillin was arrested May 23 in the middle of a workday after crashing her SUV near Paseo Verde Parkway and Carnegie Drive. She failed a field-sobriety test and her blood-alcohol level was revealed to be 0.28, more than three times the legal limit.
After the incident, Quillin entered an alcohol-related rehabilitation program, using vacation and sick-leave time while she was in treatment. She informed the city she was ready to return to work July 12 and was placed on paid administrative leave.
Quillin will face charges of driving under the influence, hit-and-run and having an open container of alcohol in her car at her Sept. 27 trial. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
McKeesport's solicitor should have been dismissed just like this one, without the severance. Let's reward drunk driving. It sends an excellent message to our youth.
Counselor Needs Chance

Mckeesport, PA

#320 Aug 11, 2013
Do The Right Thing wrote:
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McKeesport's solicitor should have been dismissed just like this one, without the severance. Let's reward drunk driving. It sends an excellent message to our youth.
Normally and typically one could agree with your final solution to the never ending dubious saga of our beleaguered and beloved counselor.

However, the current investigative City and Mon Valley climate that appears to pivot around video cash flow distributions and video mechanical device licenses could put some unknowingly in precarious predicaments or potentially in harms way.

Therefore, I believe that the counselor could contribute to soft landings for some and mitigate some collateral destruction for others. He is skilled enough to counsel some on how to avoid some pitfalls by using legitimate legal options and remedies.

The counselor is a very valuable and capable asset to the City at these precarious times and could neutralize any or all aspersions or negativities perceived by the public.

His resume of uncharacteristic conduct of jumping off the track a few times does not impair his legal prowess and astuteness in my opinion. The counselor has good insight of the grand jury cloud gathering on the horizon and knows how to navigate in foul political weather.

We wish the counselor the best and know he will succeed. It would be wise for those who may be concerned to solicit his professional advice.
Court papers

West Mifflin, PA

#321 Aug 11, 2013
dont forget his DUI back in 2001
confused

Mckeesport, PA

#322 Aug 12, 2013
Court papers wrote:
dont forget his DUI back in 2001
No docket for any other DUI. Don't just lie.
We R in Good Legal Hands

Mckeesport, PA

#323 Aug 12, 2013
confused wrote:
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No docket for any other DUI. Don't just lie.
It seems like the authorities remove such from the public docket after it is adjudicated. But the incidents remain on the confidential DUI docket should one should encounter another DUI transgression. They do this for everyone, not only our esteemed counselor.

The counselor is one of the best in the county and we hope that he helps steer the City through troubled waters if a video storm erupts or if necessary.
Figures

Homestead, PA

#325 Oct 6, 2013
This was a slap on the hand case. Did McKeesport resident tax payers or illegal gambling money fund this case?
Judge Judy

Pittsburgh, PA

#326 Oct 6, 2013
Figures wrote:
This was a slap on the hand case. Did McKeesport resident tax payers or illegal gambling money fund this case?
I wonder if the taxpayers also funded the money to bribe the judge who slapped the wrist for his second DUI. At least the second DUI we know of.
Elash Evaporating BOC

Mckeesport, PA

#327 Oct 6, 2013
Judge Judy wrote:
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I wonder if the taxpayers also funded the money to bribe the judge who slapped the wrist for his second DUI. At least the second DUI we know of.
Not sure what happened but the fish rots from the head.

The good judge should explain to the TV news media have a 2nd DUI got reduced to a 1st DUI with a significant reduction in BOC.

Someone should drop a dime on this one to the national news media or the Governor.
No Bribe Zone

Mckeesport, PA

#328 Oct 6, 2013
Judge Judy wrote:
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I wonder if the taxpayers also funded the money to bribe the judge who slapped the wrist for his second DUI. At least the second DUI we know of.
There is something much more effective than bribes and it is perfectly legal.

Just refresh the good judge mind about the "block" votes the City MDC and workers pay for from the Porkster's businesses can deliver for his next election. The judge knows how to return a favor.
Tremors

Homestead, PA

#329 Oct 6, 2013
Laws state that charges cannot be reduced and a DUI cannot legally be removed when a second.

Western PA does whatever it wants, but maybe copying records and mailing to the Supreme Court address with questions may yield results.

I think sending information to the AG on the matter with advice to Kane and her office not to trust John Jason Elash may prove prudent.
Tremors

Homestead, PA

#330 Oct 6, 2013
The entire set of offices should receive packets of information with all the newspaper articles. Don't let up because you will get the word out to the right personnel.

Ray Malinchak to date priced that to be true. The mayor hated his private investigation firm and his revealing the Delta Report to the public. Then the mayor bragged about transparency!

Time to remove all the McKeesport respect signs, you all been lied to!
Tremors

Homestead, PA

#331 Oct 6, 2013
Justice offices from Washington D.C. including the other justice offices in surrounding counties about the Pittsburgh case.

Send all the information to the U.S. Attorney General office and to the one located in Pittsburgh named on the scrap metal information request to the mayor about it. Send to the FBI the packet of information to the special agent, as he is dealing with McKeesport.

Does John Jason Elash still owe the IRS? I'd think the DOT heads could explain the DUI laws and the Attorney license should be revoked. I think we all deserve straight, HONEST answers.

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