Friday, March 22, 2013
A grand jury indicted former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper on Friday.
Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper was indicted by a grand jury Friday, WPXI reports. According to WPXI, Harper faces five charges, including four counts of failure to properly file income tax returns and one count of conspiracy to commit theft from an agency receiving federal funds. The federal grand jury reports that Harper illegally diverted more than $70,000 that was received by the police bureau's special events office and he spent more than $31,000 of that on himself. A judge reportedly signed an arrest warrant following the announcement of the indictment. To read the full report from WPXI, click here.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Pittsburgh's youngest mayor cites 'nasty and vicious' allegations against him as reason for decision.
Citing the "many nasty and vicious allegations" against him as the driving force, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has decided not to seek re-election to another term. After nearly 24 hours of speculation, Ravenstahl, 33, said he gave careful consideration to the decision to pull out of the May 21 primary, according to WPXI-TV, which reports he made the decision with a "clear mind and without reservation." He will serve out the remaining 10 months of his term during an FBI investigation of the Pittsburgh Police Bureau that led him to ask police Chief Nate Harper to resign last month. The mayor has publicly said he isn't a target of the federal investigation, according to WTAE-TV. WTAE-TV also reports that Ravenstahl's decision leaves city …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has fired Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Post-Gazette reports that Ravenstahl received information from the FBI that led him to fire Harper. To read the full report from the Post-Gazette, click here. ______________________ "Like" Patch on Facebook. | Follow us on Twitter . | Sign up for our daily email newsletter.