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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Office has agreed to investigate the now defunct Bipartisan Committee For A Better Economy Borough. The announcement by the Attorney General’s Office comes just days after the case was referred to them by District Attorney Anthony Berosh.

The Economy Borough Democratic Committee and the Beaver County Democratic Committee filed a joint complaint with the Board of Elections last month, alleging the Bipartisan Committee grossly under reported both their campaign expenditures and donations. George E. Fitzgerald, who campaigned for Mayor of Economy Borough, and Mary Jo Sivy, who campaigned for Tax Collector, were also listed in the complaint.

Bipartisan Committee Treasurer Richard Lapinski, who is the husband of Councilwoman Michelle Sovich-Lapinski, has denied any wrong doing, as have Fitzgerald and Sivy.

District Attorney Anthony Berosh told the Beaver Countian that Senior Deputy Attorney General Anthony J. Krastek has been assigned to the case. Krastek is a member of the Attorney General’s Public Corruption Unit, and is known for gaining a conviction against six-term incumbent State Representative Habay for violating the State Ethics Act.

Berosh said county officials will be talking to Krastek about the investigation in the next day or two.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Ivan E.
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Ivan E.

They can investigate this little political group. But leave a sheriff who breaks laws and court orders almost daily in office? Something is wrong with this system.

wheresmemoney
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wheresmemoney

Hey, who’s the babe running for mayor in economy? Got her pink card today. It’s tellin me ta think :think: pink. I’m thinkin pink pink pink….. Bet she’s hot lookin like Sarah Palin. :heart:

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I can not wait till the election mailer comes out for Googins Lapinski and Sivy. By the way before the primary election we had already received many of these mailers . Could it be that now someone is looking into where the money is coming from to pay for these.The info in this mailer is going to say what a great job these people have done for the tax payers of Economy .When in reality they have caused more controversy than ever in the history of the boro. Wasted money on law suits and hiring special consultants.Covered up any issue that concerned anyone with ties to their group. Mr. Googins is the master of telling people what they want to hear.They pray on the uninformed voter. The AG needs to dig deep into any financial issue that were in control and lets not forget any form of nepotism.They have set up a kingdom in which they control everything.I have always been told if you want to know something follow the money.Vote and bring down the king and his court . The AG will do the rest.

swamplogged
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swamplogged

I LIVE BY THE JR HIGH SIVY AND GOOGINS KNOCKED ON DOOR STARTED SAYIN BAD SHIT ABOUT THE MAYOR AND SENATOR VOGEL. TOLD THEM BOTH TO GET THE FUCK OFF MY PROPERTY OR ID CALL COPS. THESE JERKS ARE RYNOS NOTHING REPUBLICAN ABOUT EITHER ONE. THEY’RE IN BED WITH OLD DIRTY DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS. IF ECONOMY VOTES THESE MORONS BACK IN THEY DESERVE THEIR LIEING CHEATING ASSES!

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Rainman

The people of Pennsylvania need to follow this like a hawk and keep the AG informed. This political group seems to have ways to make things go away. People want to see justice in government and held accountable for there actions.