#210 Mar 28, 2013
IAW Section 38.6 of McK Code, Mr. Elash is absolved of all of these false accusations levied against him in this forum. Feel free to validate this pardon via the prothonotaries website if you can handle the exorbitant fees charged by said site.
#211 Mar 28, 2013
The machine power is unbelievable and awesome They have infiltrated everything necessary to ensure uninterrupted political dominance for decades with the partnering of the MASD, educators’ union, International Village, social organizations, Viking, Teamsters, MHA, MACM, RACM, nepotism employment, election process, sanctioning of the slot machine enterprises, pay for play city employees, all pay for play vendors, etc.
The political machine is a juggernaut that no force known to honest citizens can repel. Watch the machine twist out of the Turnpike scandal and help decimate the slot machine scandal and investigation matters.
They did it with sobering up the BAC of the solicitor and completely burying the MPD O/T investigation and Cornell School Sex scandal. They also,“fixed” the Hatch Act violation of a city employee paid by federal funds while running for school board. They created a non-federally funded job for him. They cover for two councilmen and a solicitor who are scofflaws.
They are more than an awesome blitzkrieg– they are virtually unstoppable like Ghengis Khan - but then!
The Bulgar king Gabdula Chelbir defeated Ghengis Khan in 1223 nearby Samarskaya Luka, the first defeat of the Mongols ever!
#212 Nov 26, 2013
Which two council men?
#213 Nov 26, 2013
Trust is the issue.
What the police chief failed to say was whether any sobriety tests, toxicology screens or blood tests were conducted. If there was no administration of such tests, it's difficult to believe that any charges that the driver was impaired at the time of the accident could survive short of the solicitor admitting on the stand that he was under the influence of some substance when the accident occurred.
Fortunately, no other individual was injured in this accident. However, this circumstance does demonstrate that local authorities cannot always be depended upon in order to make a determination as to how an accident actually occurred.
You can't trust Elash to complete a McKeesport honest budget with the mayor Mike Cherepko either. He pled guilty to his second DUI thanks to Daryl Segina.
#214 Nov 26, 2013
16 indictments to date:
Police chief, former officers and a (McKeesport) city councilman among suspects in gambling ring
September 05, 2013 8:14PMEDT
Updated: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 | Posted: 11:14 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
AG: 16 charged in connection with alleged illegal gambling operation in McKeesport
A city councilman, a police chief and 14 other people have been charged in connection with an alleged video gambling ring operating in and around the McKeesport area, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Thursday.
Police said they seized more than 300 video gambling machines from about 70 locations around McKeesport in the monthslong investigation. Authorities also seized more than $1 million in cash.
Final 7 Mon Valley gambling ring suspects waive charges
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, 4:31 a.m.
Man 'tipped' by Pa. lawmaker waives gambling case | Source: KRMG-AM Tulsa
"Are they going to turn it in ...?" Melocchi asked during the recorded conversation.
"Who me? Not me," Gergely replied. "I just want to take care of you.
Trying to claim you tried to take care of the lady can only prove fruitless. Your worried primarily about your friends, criminals. The donation and the helping a woman was a afterthought. Your trying to take care of a criminal was your statement, in stark contrast to helping the woman.
Your words Gergely, "Who me? Not me," Gergely replied. "I just want to take care of you." (You, meaning Ronald Melocchi aka Porky caught by Operation Pork Chop for illegal actions.)
McKeesport has a reputation of protecting criminals in a private manner. Wiretap was only one means of discovery, but everything in McKeesport goes much deeper.)
#215 Nov 26, 2013
Your allegations about the depth and breadth of wrongdoings are profound, arousing, and alarming.
Many of the street vibes are out of sync and sharply discount these aggressive AG and PSP investigations and indictments as old stuff, no one did anything to harm anyone, and all will get a slap on the wrist and fines. Nothing could be so many light years distance from truth and reality.
The naysayers of justice have been brain washed by the machine, elected officials who have tears streaming down both legs, and local political bias of the news media to believe that all it is over and no more indictments are on the horizon.
It may take several months for more revelations to surface on these corruption czars. The AG and PSP will dismantle the intersanctum of these corruption merchant’s sovereignty.
Justice will ultimately prevail in the Veon, Orie, and DeWeese style.
#216 Nov 26, 2013
im glad jason got his 15K raise 84K to 99K wait til,next year..HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!
this is why the mayor didnt tap into the reserves i mean you cant give out raises while tapping the reserve they got you all my the short hairs
how are those raises justifed and who voted on them? HAAA!!!!!
#217 Nov 26, 2013
The first half of the message denies justice, then the second half promises justice. Which political McKeesport candidate are you? Street vibes don't amount to anything if you just say it without backup. Street vibes were in favor of Paul Shelly aka Sluggo and Topix votes, but he was voted out by most McKeesport residents ultimately.
Street vibes aren't truth, but I probably speak to a larger set of educated McKeesport residents. All of them expect justice, and no deals have been made or indicated. Also of note, some want to sell houses cheap and leave McKeesport. Most expect the justice will be only the beginning.
All deals of the past and news based on past performance is very revealing to current events. Your the only one crying about old news, because it shows why you are trying to scam the public today.
You set down everything said, then say the same thing in agreement. Once again, is information only special when you say it? The second half of the message mimicked everything I pointed out. What's wrong with you?
Are you the same Topix messenger saying no indictments would ever be handed out? They were, as I said would happen with others. Your street vibes indicated no indictments. Now your saying deals. With astounding evidence it's hard to foresee deals. The money is gone, pay freezes are in effect, not much politically to savor once its all gone. McKeesport is finished.
John Jason Elash never paid his IRS obligation, and probably doesn't support his family. He's very self serving.
#218 Nov 26, 2013
Frustration floods McKeesport council chambers - Allegheny
Friday, May 4, 2012
With some attendees shaking their heads and others leaving the room, an air of frustration filled McKeesport council chambers Wednesday evening as city officials continued arguments on the topics they've debated for months.
After council approved the revision of a previously tabled service agreement for solicitor J. Jason Elash in a 5-2 vote, with Councilors V. Fawn Walker-Montgomery and A.J. Tedesco dissenting, council president Darryl Segina sidestepped Robert's Rules of Order by commenting on the matter after a vote was cast.
Segina said there were private reservations about Elash's appointment as solicitor, despite a unanimous vote in January. Those reservations have increased among some council members and the public since DUI charges were filed against Elash after a single-vehicle accident on Jan. 22.
"The only thing we can do, and what we did, is negotiate the contract," Segina said. "The beginning contract only stated the retaining fee (of $1,500 per month) and $75 an hour. In the one we just passed, there was more."
Elash's service agreement outlines his scope of services as defined by McKeesport's Home Rule Charter and adds a personal conduct clause that charges him to uphold the city's reputation. It notes that his employment will be terminated if convicted of any alcohol-related offenses for incidents occurring after March 1, 2012.
Tedesco asked if the contract defines whether Elash is an employee or a professional contractor, specifically asking if his services require a W-2 or 1099 federal tax form. He noted that the question was not intended to spark further controversy, but rather to clarify a matter of record-keeping that city officials will resolve in coming days.
"Council approves the solicitor, and the mayor executes the contract on behalf of the city," Mayor Michael Cherepko said. "It's a non-bidding contract ... for professional services. Council doesn't have a say as long as it's within the budget."
Cherepko said he extended a courtesy in compromising with council in the development in Elash's contract. That statement led to bickering between Cherepko and Walker-Montgomery, when he told her the matter was "nothing to smirk about."
Walker-Montgomery said the mayor didn't know what she was laughing about, and he should not call her out on an assumption. Both parties were silenced by Segina's gavel as they told one another to watch their mouths and educate themselves.
#219 Nov 26, 2013
John Jason Elash, the deadbeat to his family.
#220 Jan 24, 2014
January 23, 2014
Lebanon County Clerk of Courts charged with failing to report DUI convictions to PennDOT
1-23-14 Lisa Arnold
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against Lebanon County Clerk of Courts Lisa Arnold, 48, 47 S. 5th Ave., Lebanon, for allegedly failing to report DUI convictions and other information to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
As the Clerk of Courts, Arnold is required to report DUI convictions or acquittals within 10 days after final judgment. According to the criminal complaint, Arnold failed to provide PennDOT with the required information 203 times between Jan. 1, 2013 and Oct. 24, 2013.
The charges state that Arnold directed her staff to not participate in the notification process and kept confiscated drivers' licenses and associated paperwork in a plastic bag in a filing cabinet.
Arnold is charged with one count of obstructing administration of law or other government function and one count of failure to comply with provisions of subchapter (reports by courts). A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 13 at Lebanon County Central Court.
The case will be prosecuted in Lebanon County by Deputy Attorney General Clarke Madden of the Attorney General's Criminal Prosecutions Section.
#221 Jan 27, 2014
January 27, 2014
Notorious Northeastern Pa. criminal and two members of his legal team charged with intimidating witnesses
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that the Attorney General's Criminal Prosecutions Section has filed charges against a notorious Northeastern Pa. criminal and two members of his legal team over allegations that they intimidated witnesses and lied under oath.
Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged actions of Hugo Selinski, his attorney Shelley Centini and private investigator James Sulima, were presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended the criminal charges being filed today.
According to the grand jury, Selinski, Centini and Sulima conspired to undermine the prosecution of Selinski - who is facing trial on unrelated charges - through whatever means necessary, including; conspiring to impede justice; intimidating witnesses; soliciting perjury and obstructing the administration of justice.
The grand jury found that the three defendants met with at least five potential witnesses and provided them letters, allegedly handwritten by Selenski. Each letter was specifically addressed to the witness and allegedly contained references to their personal lives and how they should testify while in court.
Additionally, Selenski, Centini and Sulima allegedly lied regarding their involvement and conduct while testifying before the grand jury.
Selenski was arraigned via video this morning. Dauphin County Magisterial District Judge David Judy set bail was set at $1.5 million. Centini and Sulima are scheduled to be preliminarily arraigned before Judge Judy at 2:30 p.m..
Attorney General Kane thanked the Luzerne County District Attorney's Office and the Pennsylvania State Police for their assistance with the investigation.
The case will be prosecuted in Dauphin County by Deputy Attorney General Daniel J. Dye of the Attorney General's Criminal Prosecutions Section.
Below is a complete list of the defendants and the charges against them.
--Hugo Selenski, 40, currently incarcerated in a state correctional institution, is charged with five counts of intimidation of witnesses, five counts of solicitation to commit perjury, one count of conspiracy to intimidate witnesses, one count of theft by deception, one count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception, one count of perjury, one count of conspiracy to commit perjury, one count of obstructing administration of law, one count of conspiracy to obstruct administration of law, one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and one count of conspiracy to tamper with or fabricate physical evidence.
--Shelley Centini, 38, 16 Old Mill Road, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, is charged with five counts of intimidation of witnesses, five counts of solicitation to commit perjury, one count of conspiracy to intimidate witnesses, one count of theft by deception, one count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception, one count of perjury, one count of conspiracy to commit perjury, one count of obstructing administration of law, one count of conspiracy to obstruct administration of law, one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and one count of conspiracy to tamper with or fabricate physical evidence.
--James Sulima, 49, 39 Ziegler Road, Pittston, Luzerne County, is charged with five counts of intimidation of witnesses, five counts of solicitation to commit perjury, one count of conspiracy to intimidate witnesses, one count of theft by deception, one count of conspiracy to commit theft by deception, one count of perjury, one count of conspiracy to commit perjury, one count of obstructing administration of law, one count of conspiracy to obstruct administration of law, one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and one count of conspiracy to tamper with or fabricate physical evidence.
(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
#222 Mar 17, 2014
McKeesport, Pennsylvania: Home if illegal gambling officials, reckless dump truck drivers, careless raises for 2x DUI city solicitor John Elash at 716 Long Run Road, 3711 Walnut street strip clubs opening support.
Trying to make a comeback? How does the McKeesport senator Brewster do that?
#223 Mar 17, 2014
Was opening Tiger Town a drunk idea? It was a political hot spot for months then closed quickly across from the new 3711 Walnut strip club.
#224 Mar 20, 2014
The twice DUI city solicitor has his $15,000 raise, time to sleep.
#225 Mar 20, 2014
I would like to be commissioned to investigate how a 2nd DUI was reversed to a 1st DUI.
#227 Mar 20, 2014
He pled guilty.
#228 Mar 22, 2014
March 21, 2014
Never a comeback. McKeesport isn't completely crumbled yet.
#233 Mar 24, 2014
March 21, 2014
Never a comeback. McKeesport isn't completely crumbled yet.
#234 Mar 24, 2014
JJE aka John Jason Elash?
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