Matt Hogue’s arrest in May was of particular concern to the Rev. Christopher Mays of New Life Church in the West End who had purchased a vacant lot from Hogue only two weeks before.
A fired city of Pittsburgh employee was released from the Allegheny County Jail Friday. Matt Hogue was charged with theft after he reported $10,000 in chainsaws – purchased with city tax dollars – stolen.
A city employee who was fired has now been arrested. Matt Hogue, 31, used city funds to buy $10,000 in chainsaws and weed whackers and then reported them stolen.
A city employee used $10,000 worth of city taxpayer money to buy chainsaws and weed whackers then reported them stolen. His boss, City Councilman Bruce Kraus fired him Thursday.