Sheriff Tony Guy / submitted photo

Beaver County Sheriff Tony Guy failed to heed warnings given to him by investigators with the Pennsylvania State Police shortly before taking office — firing a whistleblower who had been a key source for investigators and a truthful witness for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, while keeping on staff an inner circle of problematic deputies who had been loyal to Sheriff George David and supported Tony Guy during his election, according to allegations filed by a former deputy in federal court as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

From Tony Guy’s handwritten notes of his meeting with State Police / from federal court exhibits

Among the exhibits recently submitted by attorneys as part of a federal lawsuit filed last year against Sheriff Tony Guy by former deputy Curtis Larrick include copies of Guy’s own handwritten notes taken during meetings with State Police and sheriff’s deputies before assuming office. Together with other court documents and transcripts of sworn depositions entered as part of the ongoing litigation, the court filings detail information about deputies who allegedly lied to a Statewide Investigating Grand Jury, allegedly harassed cooperating witnesses against then-Sheriff George David and conspired to cause difficulties for then-Deputy Larrick, as well as information about deputies who had allegedly engaged in other assorted wrongdoings.

From Tony Guy’s handwritten notes of his meeting with State Police / from federal court exhibits

Curtis Larrick contends he was fired by Sheriff Tony Guy when he took office as an act of political retaliation for supporting Democratic sheriff candidate Wayne Kress.

Sheriff Guy has denied keeping any deputies on staff for political reasons or firing Larrick because of his support for Kress. In explaining his rationale for axing the long-time deputy, Guy echoed accusations previously made by former Sheriff David and some deputies that “Lying Larrick” is a man of poor character who has a reputation for telling falsehoods and who was disruptive to the department.

The Beaver Countian has reviewed the hundreds of pages of court filings in the case to date, and will be publishing articles in the coming weeks detailing accusations made by each side in the ongoing litigation. For those readers who have an interest in exploring the case in-depth for themselves, the Beaver Countian has compiled the substantive court filings from federal docket entries and is making them available in full below.

From Tony Guy’s handwritten notes of his interview with John Joe Fratangeli, quoting the deputy talking about Beaver Countian reporter John Paul. Fratangeli was one of the deputies fired by Guy upon taking office. / from federal court exhibits
From Tony Guy’s handwritten notes of his interview with John Joe Fratangeli, quoting the deputy talking about Curtis Larrick and Paul Clark, both of whom where fired by Sheriff Tony Guy upon taking office. Included in the notes is a mention that Clark had supported Wayne Kress for sheriff. / from federal court exhibits

Federal Court Filings In The Case Of Curtis Larrick vs. Tony Guy And The County Of Beaver

Larrick: Complaint Against Tony Guy and the County of Beaver
Guy & County: Answer to Complaint
Guy & County: Motion for Summary Judgement
Guy & County: Brief in Support of Motion for Summary Judgement
Larrick: Brief in Opposition To Motion For Summary Judgement
Larrick: Appendix to Brief in Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgement
Exhibits 1 & 2
Exhibits 3 & 4
Exhibits 5 – 18
Guy & County: Reply Brief in Support of Motion For Summary Judgement
Larrick: Concise Statement of Material Facts
Guy & County: Reply to Larrick’s Concise Statement of Material Facts
Guy & County: Concise Statement of Material Facts
Guy & County: Appendix To Concise Statement of Material Facts
Exhibit A – Guy Deposition
Exhibit B – Plaintiff Deposition
Exhibit C – Alstadt Deposition
Exhibit D – Baden Police Report
Exhibit E – Letter dated 9/11/11
Exhibit F – Insurance Documents
Exhibit G – Darbut Deposition
Exhibit H – Darbut Memo re: Sexual Harassment
Exhibit I – Incident Report
Exhibit J – Complaint Report
Exhibit K – OCMD Police Report
Exhibit L – Memo dated 10/29/14
Exhibit M – David Memo re: Larrick
Exhibit N – Guy Notes from Deputies
Exhibit O – Michael Deposition
Exhibit P – Interview Schedule
Exhibit Q – Interview Outlines
Exhibit R – Termination Letter
Larrick: Response to County’s Concise Statement of Material Facts
Guy & County: Reply to Larrick’s Reponse to County’s Concise Statement of Material Facts

Sheriff Tony Guy (right) with Chief Deputy Dean Michael / photo by John Paul

In the interest of full disclosure: This reporter was one of the named victims in the Attorney General’s criminal case against then-Sheriff George David. Details of the allegations in that case, of which George David was acquitted by a jury in 2014, are available in the original Grand Jury Presentment.

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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.

38 COMMENTS

    • I’ve been to two state fairs an a goat roping , an i have never seen or heard of anything quite as bizarre as what comes out of this Court House , Its a Circus act all of it own making .
      If it weren’t for the Beaver Countian the Citizens may never know what’s going on, the County Times is clueless , their still looking for the Unicorn spotted in Bridge Water .

       
  1. Tony Guy…a wolf in sheep’s clothing…just like Lozier.

    One interesting thing is how Fratangeli figured into the Sheriff’s department dynamics, like Iago in Shakespear’s “Othello.” George’s toady, Tony’s snitch.

     
  2. Darn, JP, I like your classes here, but the homework assignments are killers!
    Just don’t spring a quick quiz on us for a couple of days.

     
  3. Tony guy doesn’t stand a chance of re election. He’s a slimeball….I sill can’t believe his past hasn’t come back to haunt him. Karma Asshole. It’s coming! You go curt!!!!

     
  4. Lozier last week. Guy this week. Egley , Camp….

    Tell me again how the GOP is “changing the culture” at the courthouse.

    You can fool some of the people some of the time. Except in Beaver County where it’s fools rules ALL the time.

     
  5. hey tony “my man” … isn’t that what senate hopeful jimchristiana calls you ? Does he approve of jotting down “this FAG is doing all this.” Is that how people in your (you and little jimmy’s) circle communicate? People of color ? What do you jot down behind their names? from my note pad: “you sad f’n midget.

     
  6. I would recommend, looking up Tony Guys facebook profile. Look through his friends list, find people you may know. These are the people who will vote for him time and time again. If they are not reading the Beaver Countian, they are not getting these FACTS.

     
  7. Larrick is a man of poor character? The beaver county sheriffs dept. Has no character. No integrity Law men Nobody thinks these people are lawmen. Lawmen are respected even by the bad guys. A so called criminal has more integrity and decency than anyone in the Beaver county sheriffs dept. The deputies that have been there the longest are the worst criminals in Beaver County……

     
  8. What a sad state of affairs for Beaver County! Along with this little half pint midget trolling around the halls under the banner of law enforcement and the other little angry midget troll runnin the Treasures office it seems like a trip thru a horrifying yet very real Alice in wonderland scene!

    Mungo holds on to the hope that these type of people will be out of their respective offices as soon as next election arrives , but is certainly NOT holding his breath! I know I know the angry old diaper wearing troll is not seeking reelection..well lawdy frickin dah! Isn’t that just special? She gets to decide when and if she might or might not want to continue miliking us plebes for another butt hurt red cent!

    Oh well Steelers will be back on soon and as long as everyone is sure to stop on the way home and pick up their…..beer…booze..prozac…effexor…oxycontin.codone. Percocet.Vicodin…..ritalin…adderall..cigarettes…lottery tickets..etc.etc.frickin etc. Life will all be good again as long as the Steelers do good all minds will be diverted from focusing on the ass buggering we tax payers have been taking so very long, with such piss poor representation! Now excuse Mungo it’s off to the ole medicating ritual provided by your friend , Mungo’s friend….Big Pharma………yeah go Stillers!

     
  9. I missed so much but can someone please explain why Fratangeli was fired if he was George David’s boy? Wouldn’t that mean he’d be the midget’s boy too?

     
  10. Tony guy talks about the Bible???? You never thought all this information would come out in black and white. You are a liar and a cheat and the furthest thing from religious People like you burn in hell tony guy.

     
    • I’ve found that the ones who talk about it don’t live it. The ones who hold it dear just go about their lives living it. No need for them to talk about it.

       
  11. A must read..Exhibit N Guy Notes from Deputies should actually be titled “Guy’s Observations and His Opinion about His Deputies.”

     
    • He was quoting John Joe Fratangeli. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending Guy in any way. Just keep the argument honest. There is enough legit bullshit going on here that we don’t need to manufacture more.

       
  12. Tony guy is a sleazy, slime ball typical Quip political whore. His main goal is getting re-elected and cramming as many useless deputies as possible into the BC out house. Gum, chewing, sniveling wimps that wouldn’t know a crime if it bit them on their lazy asses.
    One week the county loses HUD money and eats it, screwing the taxpayers. Then along come the idiot Stonewall and his lame ass Queen Connie Cover up. Now he is plundering peoples houses for police profit which he will not disclose to the taxpayers. Who the hell could trust his word? The continually Queen Connie f-cking up at least once a week and not a shred of evidence or a summary from Stonewall. I’d like to read his final summation. The clear pattern here is malfeasance, ineptitude, possible criminal activities and just piss poor leaders/managers. Bottom line TAXPAYERS, loosen up your wallets because we are going to be paying a lot of dollars, mostly on the Three Stooges at the Court House. Queen bag Lady Connie, Dumb Ass Stonewall Loser & best of all the weasel, lying prick Midget Tony. When the smoke clears these three will cost us over a million easy. When the feds convene the grand jury we may as well close up shop. bankruptcy is our only solution.

     
    • Just wait until Dwan Walker and Tony Guy are on the Board of Commissioners. It’ll be like the city of Vinci in season 2 of True Detective.

       
  13. Tony guy will never smell the inside of the commissioners office. Everyone will hear the truth and he’s done. He needs to be exposed

     
  14. Would that be Dwan’s 2nd real paying job? Just what the county needs, two f-cking stooges from the Quip hood. Christ we got enough criminals now in the court house. We should just swap out the inmates at the jail with the inmates running the county and no one will see a difference. Different crooks, trading places

     
  15. The pervasive influence of the closely-knit Italian-American community is the main generator of local politics and law enforcement. That is not racist, bigoted, discriminatory, prejudicial or of cultural bias. It is just the way things are. We are only two generations removed from the steel mills of the valley of the last century, where many of the relationships and this governing style began and was perpetuated through families and friends. Tony Guy is a product of that, so was George David, and it is not inherently good, bad or indifferent. And no matter who replaces him, that influence of who populates the Courthouse will be here to years to come. The persistence of confident John Joe from one administration to the next and the returning ranks of the deputies from Sheriff to Sheriff are examples of that. To completely start over is impossible. The only hope is to keep on them and vote for the ones who seem to be the most innocuous and most truthful.

     
    • Right, wrong of indifferent, the small population of this county and the lack of people willing to emerge from the shadows to run for public office is the problem. Check with a majority of municipalities, it’s a revolving door of the same people being elected, ousted, re-elected. If someone dark horse does emerge, it’s simply a popularity contest and nothing to do with experience or knowledge. Look at Monaca’s council, how many would actually hold a seat in a municipality in Allegheny County? Zero. Look at they’re mayoral candidates..if you really think Monaca is on the upswing after that election your blind. Center has 5 supervisors. Over the last 20 years or so, about 8 or 9 have run for those seats. Aliquippa politics..well need I say more.
      And as for the Italian stereotype that you threw out there, most of the crooks that JP has exposed are Lebanese. So if nationality plays a role, that’s the one you want to look into. Guy, David, Betters(who dictates all and does as he pleases), Askar…Lebanese.

       
  16. Dwan and the rest of the thieves in Aliquippa will be arrested before he ever holds a public office again. Go one Aliquippa

     
  17. Yes, Lebanese by heredity, but they run with the same crowd. The Catholic Church membership and the many social organizations are draws as well, but I’ve already gone too far in the ethnic description of the group. That pisses some people off. Your point about the same pool of applicants to the jobs is more important. It’s just a revolving door of the same “talent.”

     
    • Other heritages occasionally run for office, but they do not gain a majority here. English, Irish, Scots, Welsh, Swedish, Danish, Norwegians, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, African, Japanese, Chinese, Australian…and others, they all have their own locations of special interest in this big country. Many even made it to Beaver County. We just happen to be where many of the Italians, Lebanese and others settled and dominated. I am sure that, if any of the other groups had been the main ones to work the steel mills here, they would be the ones lining up to fuck us too. It’s an equal opportunity thing.

       
    • Raven, I’m pretty sure that everyone already was thinking the same thing as far as the Catholic Church and ethnic description are concerned. You just happened to be the one to tell it like it is. Nuff said.

       
      • I guess I should have said that you are the only one to step up and tell it like it is.

         
  18. Thank god Kress decided to run again!! Hopefully this county wakes up and starts picking the person and not the letter. Stay updated on his page, I think his fundraiser is next month!!

     
  19. Tony guy gossiped and told lies and how in the hell does he think anyone with any sense would ever put him back in office!! He’s powerless and gutless

     
  20. Taxpayers: Go to you tube and get the tape of the midgets bullshit speech at the republican shindig. Some bullshit about merit, professionalism and hiring only the best? What about when he lied to the taxpayers and stated that no cars were going home for freebies. At 1025AM Saturday saw a sheriff fly by in a county car. 1140AM saw another car at AM/PM in Quiptown with a young girl and a old due getting their free coffee and donuts. 20 minutes later saw a third one heading toward Shadow Lakes country club. Late for a golf outing? AGAIN! These are YOUR and my tax dollars being squandered by a piss poor personnel manager, useless manager of costly resources and a complete disregard for the citizens hard earned monies. Family & Friends, free car, free coffee & free doughnuts. Remember this turd in the next election and flush him back to Aliquippa

     
  21. And what about one of his deputies lives with a ex con that was in jail Not to mention demoted for buying underage kids booze. What the hell is the matter with that midget? Seriously now beaver county. He’s slime!!!

     

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