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Humorous

Irwin, PA

#85 Sep 7, 2013
Does anyone else think it's a bit funny that Holtzman has the same lawyer that DiBattista has? i find it histerical
Indictments Galore

Mckeesport, PA

#86 Sep 7, 2013
Humorous wrote:
Does anyone else think it's a bit funny that Holtzman has the same lawyer that DiBattista has? i find it hysterical
That is the lawyer that Battista started with. He is not the lawyer that won her appeal case.

I think that he is kind of the school crowd lawyer. One of the administrators used him once and knew him from Jefferson Hills.
big pork

West Mifflin, PA

#87 Sep 7, 2013
it figures, school board members get pro bono services from the schools' attorney,if they are accused of anything.......it's called perks!
mark is going need a first class attorny not a flunky school lawyer
Carrs City Perks

Mckeesport, PA

#88 Sep 7, 2013
big pork wrote:
it figures, school board members get pro bono services from the schools' attorney,if they are accused of anything.......it's called perks!
mark is going need a first class attorny not a flunky school lawyer
Are you suggesting that Councilman Carr is entitled to the legal services of Solicitor Elash or Gobel as a City perk?
Sandusky Pension Revoked

Mckeesport, PA

#90 Sep 8, 2013
Jerry Sandusky's $59,000 annual pension is revoked by Pennsylvania after sentencing in child sex abuse case

The retirement system told Sandusky he will no longer receive his $4,908 monthly annuity and informed his wife, Dottie, she is no longer entitled to a survivor's benefit.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 8:52 PM.



Pennsylvania's public employee pension system said Wednesday it will revoke Jerry Sandusky's $59,000 annual pension in the wake of his conviction and sentence in the child sexual abuse scandal.

The State Employees' Retirement System notified Sandusky by letter that his crimes triggered forfeiture of his pension. The former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison for molesting 10 boys.

The retirement system told Sandusky he will no longer receive his $4,908 monthly annuity and informed his wife, Dottie, she is no longer entitled to a survivor's benefit.

Sandusky's lawyer, Karl Rominger, contended the agency has no legal grounds for revoking the pension and said Sandusky will fight any attempt to do so.

"It's my inclination to believe that they are just going through the motions to try to throw some red meat to the public, but they know they are going to lose," Rominger said.

Pennsylvania's pension forfeiture law, originally passed in 1978, primarily applies to public employees convicted of a financial crime related to the office "or when his public employment places him in a position to commit the crime."

Since 2004, it has also applied to any public school employee convicted of a sex crime against a student.

In its letter to Sandusky, the retirement system said it had determined that two of the criminal charges of which Sandusky was convicted — involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault — fell under the forfeiture law.

It also said Sandusky maintained extensive ties to Penn State after his 1999 retirement, qualifying him as a "de facto" employee subject to forfeiture for crimes committed even when he was no longer on the university's payroll.

SERS' letter to Sandusky was released to The Associated Press in response to an open-records request.

Rominger argued in part that since Sandusky wasn't convicted of molesting a Penn State student, the forfeiture law does not apply to him. Sandusky's young victims came to him through The Second Mile, his charity for troubled youth.

"It did not involve students where he worked, and that's going to be the crux," Rominger said.

But Philadelphia attorney Alaine Williams, an expert on public employee labor law, said courts have broadly construed the forfeiture law.

"I think he's got a very serious problem," she said ahead of the retirement system's announcement.

Sandusky entered the State Employees' Retirement System when he began working as a Penn State football coach in 1969. He collected a $148,000 lump sum payment when he retired from the university in 1999, and began receiving a monthly annuity, according to records provided by SERS. Sandusky received a total of $900,000 in pension payments between 1999 and September 2012.

The forfeiture statute permits an employee to keep his or her contributions without interest, minus any fees or restitution association with the employee's conviction. Employees subject to forfeiture can appeal to the board of the State Employees' Retirement System, then through the state court system.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/pen...
Justice Will Prevail

Mckeesport, PA

#91 Sep 10, 2013
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's chief of staff enters grand jury room


UPDATED 4:05 PM EDT Sep 10, 2013

PITTSBURGH —Yarone Zober, the chief of staff for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, was seen entering the grand jury room inside the federal courthouse downtown Tuesday afternoon, WTAE's Bob Mayo reported.

A federal grand jury has been meeting on and off during the past few months to hear testimony about possible corruption in city government.

Zober is still inside the room, which is closed to the public. He did not comment as he entered.

Refresh this page soon for updates. Watch the report by Bob Mayo tonight on Channel 4 Action News at 5 p.m.

The first witness who arrived Tuesday was Ashlee Olivo, a 26-year-old sales executive from Peters Township. She was subpoenaed and is cooperating fully but is not the target of an investigation, according to her lawyer, David Cercone.

Cercone would not comment on Olivo's relationship, if any, with the city or Ravenstahl. The mayor's press secretary, Marissa Doyle, said she cannot clarify what personal or professional connection there may have been between Olivo and Ravenstahl.

A second unidentified woman was called into the grand jury room Tuesday morning after Olivo left.

Whirl Magazine identified Olivo as one of "Pittsburgh's 50 Finest" for 2013. It's a group of young professionals who are active in their communities and who raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/mayo...
Crisis Managment 101

Mckeesport, PA

#92 Sep 10, 2013
The juicy street rumor has it that the untouchable mayor may postpone a planed and common medical procedure.

The reasons for this are unknown. Some speculate that his mind set and body vitals may not be conducive to any invasive procedures in view of 16 indictments served to his associates.

Others, speculate it is his benevolent demeanor. He believes that he should be available to counsel and console his colleagues and contributors when the next round of those pesky indictments are delivered by the State Police. After all, they are his constituents and contributors also.

How can the senator hold another crisis management session in his penthouse without the mayor present? Do they think the public will buy the donations to fight cancer myth?
Daily News Defense Team

Mckeesport, PA

#93 Sep 11, 2013
The way the Daily News has been playing up the charitable contributions after Gergely and Brewster got publically reported for generous contributions, I think the DN is heading up their defense.
Clark Kent

Pittsburgh, PA

#94 Sep 11, 2013
Maybe The Daily News will publish a list of towns that welcomed Porky's video poker machines, this way everyone will know what towns Porky owns and what elected offiials and police departments Porky keeps in his back pocket like McKeesport for example.
News Blackout 4 Truth

Mckeesport, PA

#96 Sep 12, 2013
Clark Kent wrote:
Maybe The Daily News will publish a list of towns that welcomed Porky's video poker machines, this way everyone will know what towns Porky owns and what elected offiials and police departments Porky keeps in his back pocket like McKeesport for example.
I think you are asking for the truth moon with that one.
Mumbles

Mckeesport, PA

#97 Sep 16, 2013
Crisis Managment 101 wrote:
The juicy street rumor has it that the untouchable mayor may postpone a planed and common medical procedure.
The reasons for this are unknown. Some speculate that his mind set and body vitals may not be conducive to any invasive procedures in view of 16 indictments served to his associates.
Others, speculate it is his benevolent demeanor. He believes that he should be available to counsel and console his colleagues and contributors when the next round of those pesky indictments are delivered by the State Police. After all, they are his constituents and contributors also.
How can the senator hold another crisis management session in his penthouse without the mayor present? Do they think the public will buy the donations to fight cancer myth?
I think the Crisis Management Team will be in continuous session over the next few weeks.

Looks like a staunch and powerful supporter has put some distance between himself and Senator Brewster. I wonder why?
Gravel Gertie

Mckeesport, PA

#98 Sep 17, 2013
This is too funny and too stupid. Porkster and Marc this is case study and lesson to keep your trap SHUT OR else you get caged! If they kept it a secret they would still be rich free.

$400,000 IN COFFEE CANS

DAVID AND ROXANNE LAMER OF Ebensburg found nearly 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS in cash in old coffee cans WHEN THEY WERE HIRED TO CLEAN OUT THE GARAGE OF AN ELDERLY MAN IN 2007, BUT THEY FAILED TO PAY TAXES ON IT…AND YESTERDAY A FEDERAL JUDGE SENTENCED DAVID TO 21 MONTHS IN PRISON. HIS WIFE RECEIVED 1 YEAR IN JAIL. THEY MUST ALSO PAY THE I-R-S…AND MAKE RESTITUTION TO THE VICTIM’S ESTATE.

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