Cherepko Confused Again
Plea Coming

Dravosburg, PA

#63 Oct 4, 2013
“I can't get into discussions that I'm having with my client,” LoPresti said.“I can tell you procedurally today what we did was waive the case, in its entirety with no amendments, into court. We intend to continue to have discussions with the attorney general's office. We respect what they've done so far. Hopefully we'll be able to make something very positive happen here as a result of all the negativity that's occurring. That's my goal here. It's no secret. We're just trying to save a guy's life and a guy's job.”

It sounds as if Holtzman is giving up some bigger fish. The last place any cop wants to end up is jail. This may be causing many sleepless nights for elected officials.
Plea Bargain Required

Mckeesport, PA

#64 Oct 4, 2013
Plea Coming wrote:
“I can't get into discussions that I'm having with my client,” LoPresti said.“I can tell you procedurally today what we did was waive the case, in its entirety with no amendments, into court. We intend to continue to have discussions with the attorney general's office. We respect what they've done so far. Hopefully we'll be able to make something very positive happen here as a result of all the negativity that's occurring. That's my goal here. It's no secret. We're just trying to save a guy's life and a guy's job.”
It sounds as if Holtzman is giving up some bigger fish. The last place any cop wants to end up is jail. This may be causing many sleepless nights for elected officials.
Attorney LoPresti is hinting toward the only reasonable defense strategy for Mr. Holtzman.

I like what Attorney LoPresti is cryptically alluding toward. Seems like LoPresti some code works for plea bargain. No better way to wipe out felony charges.

As a former assistant Chief of Police and an experienced officer, Mr. Holtzman could provide a wealth of inside information to the authorities. Also, his close association with the late Dr. Risha.

I wonder if the authorities are going to question him on the insider deals and cover ups of the Cornell School sex scandal.

Some elected city officials and MASD officials could have volumes of tears streaming down both legs these days.

Marc has to do whatever it takes for his family, reputation, police chief's job, and to preserve his City police pension.

We wish Marc the best and his family.

The Undertaker

Dravosburg, PA

#65 Oct 4, 2013
Plea Bargain Required wrote:
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Attorney LoPresti is hinting toward the only reasonable defense strategy for Mr. Holtzman.
I like what Attorney LoPresti is cryptically alluding toward. Seems like LoPresti some code works for plea bargain. No better way to wipe out felony charges.
As a former assistant Chief of Police and an experienced officer, Mr. Holtzman could provide a wealth of inside information to the authorities. Also, his close association with the late Dr. Risha.
I wonder if the authorities are going to question him on the insider deals and cover ups of the Cornell School sex scandal.
Some elected city officials and MASD officials could have volumes of tears streaming down both legs these days.
Marc has to do whatever it takes for his family, reputation, police chief's job, and to preserve his City police pension.
We wish Marc the best and his family.
Holtzman was often heard saying the he knows where all the bodies are buried. That's code for him having a lot of dirt on a lot of people, presumably those in power positions. This could get interesting.
Plea Bargain Required

Mckeesport, PA

#66 Oct 4, 2013
The Undertaker wrote:
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Holtzman was often heard saying the he knows where all the bodies are buried. That's code for him having a lot of dirt on a lot of people, presumably those in power positions. This could get interesting.
What makes you think that the clever AG Kane and State Police did not have this as part of their investigative and conviction strategy.

Indicted persons close to those in power with secretive inside information and then squeeze them or entice them with significantly reduced charges.

Those knowledgeable, but not necessarily indicted, who may be a source of "top secret" inside information that may harm the elected power position holders are"

Mr. Dan Carr

Mr. Holtzman

Mr. A. Pero

Mr. McLaughlin

Mr. Brown

Mr. Pittman

Mr. Porkster

Mr. John Jason Elash

Ms. Budd

Mr. Rost

Mr. Callen
Chuck Berry

Pittsburgh, PA

#67 Oct 4, 2013
The Undertaker wrote:
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Holtzman was often heard saying the he knows where all the bodies are buried. That's code for him having a lot of dirt on a lot of people, presumably those in power positions. This could get interesting.
It may be time to start planning for the new museum/hall of fame in downtown McKeesport. It could be called the Synchronized Crime Museum, maybe the Hall of Synchronized Crime? PA is obviously the best choice for some type of museum dedicated to corrupt government officials and dirty cops.

It could serve as an educational resource center for national and international law enforcement as well as a research center for college students. Perhaps the executive director of the Mon-Yough Chamber of Commerce could spearhead the drive for such a facility.

It would certainly be an economic boon for the area.

Look what the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame did for Cleveland and my career.
Why is Pork Rec Chairman

Mckeesport, PA

#68 Oct 4, 2013
Mikey I know the Porkster contributed $4050 to your campaign.

What part of that went to own the City?

What part of that went to own the police force?

What part of that went to own the Chair of the Rec committee?

What part of that went to buy a relative a job at MASD?
Mikey's Lawyer

Mckeesport, PA

#69 Oct 4, 2013
Why is Pork Rec Chairman wrote:
Mikey I know the Porkster contributed $4050 to your campaign.

What part of that went to own the City?

What part of that went to own the police force?

What part of that went to own the Chair of the Rec committee?

What part of that went to buy a relative a job at MASD?
None of it. It all went for signs, and mailers delivering a positive message laying out our plans to move the city forward. I sent a cop out to verify the number of machines in mid year last year to try and get more license revenue. It worked. New bills went out and even the porkman paid more. FACT. What did he own? Who? City dosent bust poker machines, county and state do and always have. All of this is just sour grapes from sore losers
It Is Jamming Time

Mckeesport, PA

#70 Oct 4, 2013
[QUOTE who="Mikey's Lawyer"]<quoted text>
None of it. It all went for signs, and mailers delivering a positive message laying out our plans to move the city forward. I sent a cop out to verify the number of machines in mid year last year to try and get more license revenue. It worked. New bills went out and even the porkman paid more. FACT. What did he own? Who? City dosent bust poker machines, county and state do and always have. All of this is just sour grapes from sore losers
[/QUOTE]

I heard that former Mayor Brewster allowed the Porkster to enter into a payment plan for the licenses. It was too much with all those stashed thousands for the Porkster to handle at one time.

No sour or sweet grapes at all. Just the facts that I would assume the state Grand Jury is fully aware of.
ConsigliError

Dravosburg, PA

#71 Oct 5, 2013
[QUOTE who="Mikey's Lawyer"]<quoted text>
None of it. It all went for signs, and mailers delivering a positive message laying out our plans to move the city forward. I sent a cop out to verify the number of machines in mid year last year to try and get more license revenue. It worked. New bills went out and even the porkman paid more. FACT. What did he own? Who? City dosent bust poker machines, county and state do and always have. All of this is just sour grapes from sore losers
[/QUOTE] But the Mayor said it all went to charity. If that's not true,he should live up to his promise and make that $4000 charitable contribution.
Mortician

Mckeesport, PA

#72 Oct 6, 2013
The Undertaker wrote:
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Holtzman was often heard saying the he knows where all the bodies are buried. That's code for him having a lot of dirt on a lot of people, presumably those in power positions. This could get interesting.
This a lot more that interesting, this could be a lethal career changers for some.
Sammy the Bull

Pittsburgh, PA

#73 Oct 6, 2013
Mortician wrote:
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This a lot more that interesting, this could be a lethal career changers for some.
Everyone involved in corruption knows to gather as much information as possible. So when the day comes, you can give up the right person.

Holtzman will do fine for himself.
Louie the Louse

Mckeesport, PA

#74 Oct 6, 2013
Sammy the Bull wrote:
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Everyone involved in corruption knows to gather as much information as possible. So when the day comes, you can give up the right person.
Holtzman will do fine for himself.
I agree with you that Mark Holtzman will come out of this matter smelling like Rocco the Rose.

Brewster may have exercised poor judgment when he forced Mark to resign over revealing the truth about JB's courier who personally delivered big checks to a Clairton vendor and other big contributing vendors.

Mark is nice guy and he knows he is obligated to return a favor to JB.

Keeping a black file, like the solicitor does on his and Mike’s political adversaries, may also be the insurance policy that Mark and perhaps other fired/retired employee (e.g., Budd, Rost, Pittman, Pompapanio, Brooks, Joyce, and Greene) cultivated as insurance policies.

The knife cuts both ways and sharp end is with those who were abused, demeaned, disparaged, lied about, and insulted. They would be delighted to return a favor.

Then Council President Cherepko did not endear himself to the Controller when he had the MPD remove the Controller from a council meeting for no good reason. I am sure the Controller knows how to return a favor, when and if an opportunity arises. Mike’s and Elash’s bully behavior and intimation of subordinates will came back to haunt them. Karma can be mean and an infallible prosecution tool at times.

Mikey knows that the walls are trembling from the impact of legal devices. Mikey was served with a Federal Grand Jury subpoena in late December according to the Post Gazette. Mikey keep this a big secret until the PG let the cat out of the bay. And then his confidant and IV/Palisades Chairman buddy Councilman Carr was indicted.

The AG subpoenaed City records dealing with the licensing of gaming devices and the fees collected. The State made inquires about the Palisades’ creative accounting. Mikey has to be commended for kept the faith up and proclaiming to his staff and employees that the PG reporter is overzealous and there is nothing to anything reported. Mikey your better get a reality mind check reset.

The venom of city hall politics now has a very effective antidote i.e., the creditable, inside knowledge, courage, and intelligence of INFORMERS. Mark may not be the only informer to perform a much needed civic service.
Tremors

Homestead, PA

#75 Oct 6, 2013
The best website with a timeline:
http://www.wastedive.com/news/investigation-o...

Thank you Ray Malinchak, all of ghe rest may now add to any information you hold to the AG and the FBI.
Tremors

Homestead, PA

#76 Oct 6, 2013
Who doesn't realize Cherepko new house construction money should be investigated? Porky may have contributed to the structure in one if several ways for city favors. Money that is gained by unscrupulous means could be paid direct for projects or through others. Check if any payments towards the structure are by anyone else directly.

Didn't the mayor in Pittsburgh have his home construction money investigated?
Informer

West Mifflin, PA

#77 Oct 6, 2013
Tremors wrote:
Who doesn't realize Cherepko new house construction money should be investigated? Porky may have contributed to the structure in one if several ways for city favors. Money that is gained by unscrupulous means could be paid direct for projects or through others. Check if any payments towards the structure are by anyone else directly.
Didn't the mayor in Pittsburgh have his home construction money investigated?
http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201309/...
Tremors

Homestead, PA

#78 Oct 6, 2013
Here is a copy of the subpoena:
http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201309/...

Now to stop this from escalating to a future problem Ray and others in the city concerned can use public rights to all current vehicle vin numbers for scrapping records themselves!

Additionally, has anyone contacted the scrap yards? They keep a record of all vehicles turned in fit scrap money. Ray or someone in contact to the investigator agencies, can you forward this advice and suggestion forward?

Contact all scrap yards even outside of McKeesport to locate records direct for them. Contact the U.S. attorney Daryl or Ray and ask if they can fax request or call in for these records.

Start finding out how you can obtain all current vin and plate numbers. You can record the plate numbers yourself. All any citizen needs to do is find all city vehicles innpublic lots and record them down.

Skip the lies or convenience of no current record keeping by John Jason Elash and obtain as much as you can yourselves. The entire city backs you.
Tremors

Homestead, PA

#79 Oct 6, 2013
Copy of the Post Gazette article:
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/nei...
Tremors

Homestead, PA

#80 Oct 6, 2013
Ray or Daryl,

How about records called in for from the garages that done inspections? They are to hold records and perhaps the DOT may be a source of some types of information.
Corruption Fighter Ray

Mckeesport, PA

#81 Oct 6, 2013
Tremors wrote:
The best website with a timeline:
http://www.wastedive.com/news/investigation-o...
Thank you Ray Malinchak, all of ghe rest may now add to any information you hold to the AG and the FBI.
Investigation of Pa. city's rising disposal costs leads to gambling ring bust

By Nicole Wrona Sept. 16, 2013
Dive Summary:

• When McKeesport, Pa. controller Ray Malinchak saw a $170,000 annual increase in city sanitation costs after switching from Allied Waste to Nickolich Sanitation, he personally hired a private investigator and forwarded his findings to the federal government.

• Since then, 16 people in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, including a councilman, three former police officers and supervisors have been charged after being linked to a multi-million dollar gambling ring.

• In December, a federal grand jury subpoenaed information regarding the municipal garbage collection and sale of scrap; it is speculated the sharp rise in collection costs was being investigated and a wiretap was put in place, which eventually led to the gambling charges.

From the article:

The district attorney's office confirmed that it had referred a complaint "concerning the sanitation contract and other issues including the handling of vehicles and scrap" to the FBI, according to DA spokesman Mike Manko.

A lengthy search warrant affidavit in the gambling case documents how state agents overheard on a wiretap a discussion about a "big investigation" involving the FBI and McKeesport's former public works director, Nickolas Shermenti.

The FBI subpoena, faxed to McKeesport Mayor Mike Cherepko around Christmas, sought "invoices, weight slips, copies of cancelled checks or other documentation supporting proof of payment for garbage collection and hauling services" by Allied Waste Services and Nickolich Sanitation from January 2006 through July 2012. Allied held the contract before Nickolich.
Aha you

Homestead, PA

#82 Oct 7, 2013
The confusion is he thinks saying he's transparent then hiding information is truth.

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