BETHEL PARK, Pa. (KDKA) – A former Bethel Park council member pleaded guilty to more than two dozen charges.
Brandon Colella is accused of driving under the influence, ripping off several customers of his bankrupt contracting business and stealing more than $60,000 from his condo association.READ MORE: 40th Street Bridge Lane Restrictions Go Into Place This Week
He pleaded guilty to theft and DUI.
He’ll have to pay more than $544,000 in restitution to the people his construction company ripped off.
One alleged victim who did not want to be identified told KDKA in May that Colella’s construction business took him for his life savings.READ MORE: Dozens Of Women Gather On North Shore For 'Black Maternal Health Week' Photoshoot
The alleged victim says he paid Colella to build a new home, but he never finished the job.
Colella will also enter a three year supervised drug program, followed by seven years of probation.
The Allegheny County district attorney’s office also says he’ll have to maintain full-time employment in construction, trades or skilled labor to “maximize his earnings” and the amount he pays victims back.MORE NEWS: Local Providers Committed To Distributing Johnson And Johnson Vaccine Despite Reports Of Shortages
He resigned from Bethel Park council last year.