Ex-City Employee Sentenced To Probation, House Arrest
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former city employee Christine Kebr has been sentenced to three years of probation for her conviction in a bid rigging conspiracy with businessman Art Bedway.
But unlike Bedway, who also was sentenced to three years of probation, Kebr was also sentenced to six months house arrest.
Federal Judge Cathy Bissoon said she imposed the house arrest on Kebr because Kebr was a city employee.
Kebr also has been ordered to pay a $6,000 fine, the amount she was accused of accepting from Bedway.
During sentencing, Kebr told the judge she only became involved in the scheme because she was dissatisfied with a city vendor who serviced city police vehicles.
She says former Pittsburgh Police chief Nate Harper told her, “I’ve got someone in mind,” and instructed her to meet with Bedway.
Kebr’s lawyer, Gary Gerson, referred to his client as “a lamb surrounded by wolves.”