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Former Police Chief Harper Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges.

02/25/2014

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Harper To Lose $63,000 Pension For Guilty Plea

Pittsburgh’s police pension fund says a former chief who pleaded guilty in a corruption case will lose a $63,000 pension.

12/14/2013

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Mayor’s Former Bodyguard Prepares To Testify Before Grand Jury

Lawyers for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s former bodyguard spent the day preparing for his testimony Tuesday, before a grand jury.

06/17/2013

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Former Ravenstahl Bodyguard To Testify Before Grand Jury

Fred Crawford, a former bodyguard for Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, spent several hours in FBI interviews on Wednesday.

06/06/2013

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Former U.S. Attorney Weighs In Harper Indictment

Posh restaurants like The Capital Grille are just some of the places where investigators say former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper spent more than $30,000 of taxpayer money.

03/23/2013

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Harper Indicted On Public Corruption, Failure To Pay Taxes

Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper has been indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of public corruption.

03/22/2013

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Officer’s Memo Tipped Off Investigators To Possible Misuse Of Funds

A memo sent out by a Pittsburgh Police officer is what initially tipped officials off to possible mismanagement of funds at the Police Bureau.

03/09/2013

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PBP Finance Manager Says Funds Put Into Unauthorized Account

More allegations of misuse of funds in the Pittsburgh Police Department are coming out Friday.

03/08/2013

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Mayor, Safety Director Deny Accusations Made By Retired Bodyguard

There are new accusations today from a former bodyguard to Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

02/22/2013

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Lamb Makes Formal Request For Mayor’s Bodyguards’ Debit Card Records

Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb says he wants a full accounting of the expenditures by the mayor’s bodyguards. He made a formal request on Friday that all records be turned over.

02/22/2013

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Mayor Denies Misusing Funds, City Controller Requests Records

An ex-bodyguard for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is saying the mayor knew about the alleged slush fund that is the focus of an investigation revolving around misuse of funds.

02/22/2013

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