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Senatorial Zzzs

Baden, PA

#543 Mar 9, 2014
Where is the building in the photo located?
It is what it is

Mckeesport, PA

#544 Mar 9, 2014
Senatorial Zzzs wrote:
Brewster has been using McKeesport as a political stepping stone for years.
Paying $15,000 to the twice drunk DUI McKeesport solicitor instead of child safety isn't McKeesport priority. Elash received a pay instead of child safety.
McKeesport has money, but is known for abusing money.
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The photo is of Brewster catching some sleep with arms folded at a children's organization. Who's dump truck hit the girl and why is the name of the driver protected? The girls mother works for the organization Brewster isn't listening to while his arms are crossed sleeping.
Cut the senator a break. He barely knew he was napping when someone used their cell phone camera at an inopportune time.

Will this picture be worth more than a thousand words?
News Credibility Harmed

Mckeesport, PA

#545 Mar 15, 2014
LA Times Fires Reporter For Inappropriate Relationship And Big Error


Posted: 03/15/2014 9:48 am EDT Updated: 03/15/2014 9:59 am



LOS ANGELES (AP)— The Los Angeles Times dismissed an investigative reporter Friday after discovering he had an inappropriate relationship with someone who was a source for a front-page story that the newspaper says contained an error.

Times Editor Davan Maharaj said Jason Felch's relationship with a source and his failure to disclose the relationship constituted "a professional lapse of the kind that no news organization can tolerate."

"Our credibility depends on our being a neutral, unbiased source of information — in appearance as well as in fact," he said.
Pauline

Homestead, PA

#546 Mar 15, 2014
you'd think with all the kickbacks that Brewster gets from porky and others he could at least get his teeth fixed and his horse toothed daughter too.
Buildings

Mckeesport, PA

#547 Mar 15, 2014
Senatorial Zzzs wrote:
Where is the building in the photo located?
It's the building the mother of the girl that the dump truck killed. The dump truck is probably a
one at the school construction on site.

The bus blocking is also how the politicians friends make a extra excuse. Anyone knows if you are blocked as a driver with common sense to stop until you can see. Knowingly proceeding without precaution of obstructions is in violation of driving laws.

The building is a chil organization the mother of the girl works for at the Honestead Waterfront. Brewster doesn't care for children. All children at 12-14 still require guidance. You think they are capable to walk across the street alone but they aren't. But here we clearly see pedestrians in the street are in jeopardy. Do the McKeesport police think pedestrians should hang out in the street much less? Who's to blame?

Next, the former Chicks Grill is owned by Tri Star Holdings. They purchased the attempted location in McKeesport of a new strip club called Saints and Sinners. The location is 3711 Walnut Street in McKeesport, and Brewster is not seen in opposition. If you do not oppose a problem and do nothing as Brewster is abstaining, the problem is able to open shop. If you do not prevent, you rad allowing them to open. Cherepko opposes the business, but Brewster is nowhere commenting on the situation.

TRI STAR HOLDINGS LTD
930 RTE 22 WEST
BLAIRSVILLE, PA 15717
AIU

Mckeesport, PA

#549 Mar 15, 2014
Safety of children and not opening Saints and Sinners Brewster?

His answer:
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AIU

Mckeesport, PA

#550 Mar 15, 2014
Anyone want to buy from a Tri Star McKeesport auto salesman?
McKeesport lies

Mckeesport, PA

#551 Mar 15, 2014
Kevin Sergent is a principal in both the eight Tri-Star Motors dealerships including Tri-Star Ford and Tri-Star Holdings Ltd., though there are different investors with Sergent in each venture.

Not one shady Tri Star auto salesmen goes to any church in McKeesport. Not one of the managers or majority of Tri Star Ford McKeesport are in protest of the 3711 McKeesport Walnut Street strip club opening. The same man owns both companies, auto and construction/real estate Tri Star Holdings Ltd. both are connected to the top owner Keven Sergent, Brewster brought in the strip club business because he claims bringing all business to McKeesport.
Holdings

Mckeesport, PA

#552 Mar 15, 2014
Kevin Sergent is a principal in both the eight Tri-Star Motors dealerships including Tri-Star Ford and Tri-Star Holdings Ltd., though there are different investors with Sergent in each venture.

Not one shady Tri Star auto salesmen goes to any church in McKeesport. Not one of the managers or majority of Tri Star Ford McKeesport are in protest of the 3711 McKeesport Walnut Street strip club opening. The same man owns both companies, auto and construction/real estate Tri Star Holdings Ltd. both are connected to the top owner Keven Sergent, Brewster brought in the strip club business because he claims bringing all business to McKeesport.
Mother Threasa

Mckeesport, PA

#553 Mar 16, 2014
Pauline wrote:
you'd think with all the kickbacks that Brewster gets from porky and others he could at least get his teeth fixed and his horse toothed daughter too.
You are very mean and cruel.
Sally

Homestead, PA

#554 Mar 16, 2014
I'd like to know why these religious nuts are always protesting strip clubs, I noticed on the news that most women are fat & ugly on the picket line, and I know the guys go along for the show. I know these guys on the pickets would love to see a nice looking chic dancing around naked instead of looking at some fat woman in bed with her legs spread only to let it air and dry out. Most of the protestors are probably watching porn on their computers at home. what hypocrites.
The Fat Man

Mckeesport, PA

#555 Mar 19, 2014
Sally wrote:
I'd like to know why these religious nuts are always protesting strip clubs, I noticed on the news that most women are fat & ugly on the picket line, and I know the guys go along for the show. I know these guys on the pickets would love to see a nice looking chic dancing around naked instead of looking at some fat woman in bed with her legs spread only to let it air and dry out. Most of the protestors are probably watching porn on their computers at home. what hypocrites.
This is just your personal fantasy without realistic conjecture.
Slow Justice Wheels

Mckeesport, PA

#556 Mar 25, 2014
Sometimes the wheels of justice are slow but finally get there.

Perhaps in spite of AG Kathleen Kane;s alleged tainted credibility, may be some form of justice will prevail in the 16 indictments and other widely known Mob Valley wrongdoings.

5 Ex-Madoff Employees Convicted Of Conspiracy

AP by LARRY NEUMEISTER Posted: 03/24/2014 3:04 pm EDT Updated: 03/25/2014 7:59 am



NEW YORK (AP)— Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff's claim that he carried out a nearly $20 billion fraud by himself has been firmly rejected by a jury that convicted five of his former top employees of all charges that they aided his crimes.

The verdict Monday in federal court in Manhattan means more than a dozen people have either pleaded guilty or been convicted of charges related to a mammoth fraud Madoff engineered for decades before the economy's 2008 collapse exposed it for the record Ponzi scheme it was.

For more than five months, jurors listened to dozens of witnesses and saw hundreds of exhibits before convicting Madoff's former secretary, his director of operations, an account manager and two computer programmers of multiple charges.

"The evidence was just overwhelming," juror Craig Parise told reporters as he left the courthouse. As promised by prosecutors at the trial's start, evidence showed investors big and small were swindled, from Florida retirees to celebrities such as movie director Steven Spielberg, actor Kevin Bacon and Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Even Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was cheated.

"The list of Bernard Madoff's victims now includes these five former employees," said Andrew Frisch, attorney for Daniel Bonventre. Bonventre testified in his defense that he was manipulated by Madoff since 1968 just the same way his boss snookered the Securities and Exchange Commission and top financiers on Wall Street as he rose to be Nasdaq chairman.

Longtime Madoff secretary Annette Bongiorno followed him to the witness stand, claiming she too was victimized by a boss who charmed her for four decades even as he kept secret how he managed to return double-digit growth in his clients' accounts year after year, in good times and bad.

She said Madoff told her they could make money in a down market by shorting stocks and she believed him.


Parise said the testimony by Bongiorno and Bonventre "did not help their cause."

Another juror, Sheila Amata, said she hoped "this brings some level of closure" to the victims. She added that the "facts spoke for themselves" in the case and that Madoff, who is serving a 150-year prison sentence, "seemed to have a split personality." Evidence showed him showering employees, friends and some select customers with favors and riches while he plundered the investment accounts of others.

Guilty verdicts were returned on charges of conspiracy to defraud clients, securities fraud and falsifying the books and records of a broker dealer, among others. Maximum potential sentences range from 78 years to 220 years in prison, but the actual sentences are likely to be far less. Sentencings were scheduled for late July.
AG Kane in Trib Review

Mckeesport, PA

#557 Mar 27, 2014
Looks like our beloved AG Kathleen Kane got the attention of the feared and excellent author of the book “Keystone Corruption’ with a front page article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Mr. Brad Bumsted got enough material for a couple chapters from this AG fiasco for a book sequel.
Porkster Expands

Mckeesport, PA

#558 Mar 28, 2014
AG Kane in Trib Review wrote:
Looks like our beloved AG Kathleen Kane got the attention of the feared and excellent author of the book “Keystone Corruption’ with a front page article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Mr. Brad Bumsted got enough material for a couple chapters from this AG fiasco for a book sequel.
Oh no! Not again! Does the Porkster own and run that office also?
Informer

Homestead, PA

#559 Mar 28, 2014
AG Kane has a lot to learn, she cant run with the big dogs in Pa.......
She was told ,fine ,do your thing, dispose of all the illegal machines, get some fines, slap some people on the wrist and walk away, she bit off more than she could chew. A typical mistake for a rookie AG.........
She needs bigger fish to catch like a DeWeese or an Orie sister.........on those lines, let the little guy go, they are no threat, only boys making some cash on addicts and boozers who played these gambling machines.
Let the small business owners operate their places of establishment alone. No harm --no foul.......back to business as usual for the Pork and his followers. Let the good times roll once again !
AG Kane has to watch what toes she steps on in the future..
It is what it is

Mckeesport, PA

#560 Mar 29, 2014
Informer wrote:
AG Kane has a lot to learn, she cant run with the big dogs in Pa.......
She was told ,fine ,do your thing, dispose of all the illegal machines, get some fines, slap some people on the wrist and walk away, she bit off more than she could chew. A typical mistake for a rookie AG.........
She needs bigger fish to catch like a DeWeese or an Orie sister.........on those lines, let the little guy go, they are no threat, only boys making some cash on addicts and boozers who played these gambling machines.
Let the small business owners operate their places of establishment alone. No harm --no foul.......back to business as usual for the Pork and his followers. Let the good times roll once again !
AG Kane has to watch what toes she steps on in the future..
Can you explain and justify why a local esteemed state legislature recorded by the PA State Police on an intercepted communication with the Porkster tipping him off about some pending problems with gambling losses is NOT A BIGGER FISH? He got nailed in a sting and should prosecuted accordingly.

He is equal to state elected DeWeese and Orie sisters in the political arena and exceeds them substantially in the physical size arena.

IMO she acted in Phila to ensure endorsements by machine and certain elected officials. She made the decision to drop charges for political reasons then hid behind legal justifications.

The eyes of press, Commonwealth and Nation will be peering over her shoulders on how she handles the Porkster and state legislator sting operation. This is the defining moment for an integrity test of AG Kathleen Kane IMO.

Will the Porkster, Inc. walk or be prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law by AG Kane?

And, where are the IRS and FBI with unreported incomes and RICO act violations?
Grapevine News

Mckeesport, PA

#561 Mar 31, 2014
Can anyone confirm a street rumor that a man was stabbed in the chest at a popular watering hole last week?

The rumor continued that influential persons keep it out of the local news media.

Would the MPD be required by law to make out a report?
Munhall and McKeesport

Mckeesport, PA

#562 Apr 1, 2014
Humm and Wow! Missing audits in Munhall? Boro Manager off to jail!

Do you mean like no audits of the McKeesport Palisades, International Village, Marina, City rental properties, City EIT and business privilege taxes, scrapped vehicles deposits, scrapped material deposits, and selling of tires by a public works employee?

And, council, mayor, and business administrator have their eyes wide shut.

Where are you County Detective Miller when we need you to at least find out where the scrap monies disappeared to?

Former Munhall manager charged with embezzling $230K from borough


By Tim Karan

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 4:42 p.m.
Updated 2 hours ago



Former Munhall borough manager Matt Galla was arrested Tuesday for allegedly embezzling more than $230,000 from the borough between 2010 and 2013.

Galla, 44, of West Mifflin, who was hired as a part-time clerk for the borough in 2009, became manager in December 2010 and had the position until he abruptly resigned last June.

According to court documents, Galla had a budgeted salary of $60,000. In the complaint, Detective William Miller wrote that Galla overpaid himself by nearly $12,000 in 2010,$85,000 in 2011,$80,000 in 2012 and $53,000 during the first six months of 2013.

“(Galla), who had the responsibility for payroll, was in the position to intentionally omit payroll reports, destroy and/or falsify certain payroll records to disguise certain payroll fraud schemes such as overpayments of payroll to himself and under-witholding of Social Security and federal income tax on his fraudulently inflated pay,” wrote Miller.

Galla also allegedly lied about completing annual borough audits in 2011 and 2012, which cost Munhall about $354,000 in RAD money for the last two quarters of 2013 and first two quarters of 2014.

According to the report, Galla repeatedly told the mayor, council members and the borough tax collector the missing audits from 2011 and 2012 had been completed, but investigators learned the last audit conducted was performed in 2010 by Specht, Muetzel & Wood LLP.

Galla was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Thomas Torkowsky on four counts of theft by deception and placed in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

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Betty

Homestead, PA

#563 Apr 1, 2014
Munhall and McKeesport wrote:
Humm and Wow! Missing audits in Munhall? Boro Manager off to jail!
Do you mean like no audits of the McKeesport Palisades, International Village, Marina, City rental properties, City EIT and business privilege taxes, scrapped vehicles deposits, scrapped material deposits, and selling of tires by a public works employee?
And, council, mayor, and business administrator have their eyes wide shut.
Where are you County Detective Miller when we need you to at least find out where the scrap monies disappeared to?
Former Munhall manager charged with embezzling $230K from borough
By Tim Karan
Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 4:42 p.m.
Updated 2 hours ago
Former Munhall borough manager Matt Galla was arrested Tuesday for allegedly embezzling more than $230,000 from the borough between 2010 and 2013.
Galla, 44, of West Mifflin, who was hired as a part-time clerk for the borough in 2009, became manager in December 2010 and had the position until he abruptly resigned last June.
According to court documents, Galla had a budgeted salary of $60,000. In the complaint, Detective William Miller wrote that Galla overpaid himself by nearly $12,000 in 2010,$85,000 in 2011,$80,000 in 2012 and $53,000 during the first six months of 2013.
“(Galla), who had the responsibility for payroll, was in the position to intentionally omit payroll reports, destroy and/or falsify certain payroll records to disguise certain payroll fraud schemes such as overpayments of payroll to himself and under-witholding of Social Security and federal income tax on his fraudulently inflated pay,” wrote Miller.
Galla also allegedly lied about completing annual borough audits in 2011 and 2012, which cost Munhall about $354,000 in RAD money for the last two quarters of 2013 and first two quarters of 2014.
According to the report, Galla repeatedly told the mayor, council members and the borough tax collector the missing audits from 2011 and 2012 had been completed, but investigators learned the last audit conducted was performed in 2010 by Specht, Muetzel & Wood LLP.
Galla was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Thomas Torkowsky on four counts of theft by deception and placed in Allegheny County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.
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According to court documents, Galla had a budgeted salary of $60,000. In the complaint, Detective William Miller wrote that Galla overpaid himself by nearly $12,000 in 2010,$85,000 in 2011,$80,000 in 2012 and $53,000 during the first six months of 2013.

And no one on council that pays the bills seen this? 2010? 2012? 2013? Impeach all the council members.....they are just as guilty !!! Who the hell is OKing these bills? No Q&A to find out ????

AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

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