District Attorney Anthony Berosh

Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh has filed a lawsuit against an Aliquippa Councilman, alleging he is not qualified to hold the office.

Robert Rager took the official oath of office and was sworn in as an Aliquippa City Councilman yesterday, after winning election last November. Rager is also an employee of the Municipal Water Authority.

Pennsylvania State Law prohibits an employee of a City, or of a municipal authority of which the city is a member, from serving as a Councilman.

The Beaver Countian first wrote about Rager’s apparent conflict of holding office last September, and then again shortly following the elections in November.

“In spite of being fully aware of the mandatory prohibition of the Third Class City Code, the Defendant continues to serve in the capacity of councilman of the City of Aliquippa and maintains his employment with the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa,” wrote District Attorney Berosh in the lawsuit.

Berosh is asking a Beaver County Judge to declare Robert Rager unqualified for the office, and “be ousted and excluded from the office of councilman of the City of Aliquippa.” Berosh is also seeking the costs of filing the suit.

Robert Rager’s daughter, Ashley Rager, works as a secretary in the lawfirm of Aliquippa Solicitor Myron Sainovich. Ashley Rager announced her candidacy for Beaver County Prothonotary back in April of 2012 for an election which will be taking place in 2015.

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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You would think that the DA would have him removed for violating state law instead of any presumed qualifications. Now I wonder if the DA is qualified to bring charge’s against anyone!

Cleanup quip
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Why remove what was voted in. Clearly the people of aliquippa has spoken to have him be on council. Mayor walker should concern himself finding a new chief of police. The one rumor I have heard is doug edgal is on the short list to be the next chief. I find it hard to believe to put dougie boy as the top cop simply because the people of aliquippa and motorist who drive thru aliquippa would be up in arms with this hire. Mr mayor please leave doug fighting speeding tickets and motorist violations. Could u imagine chief edgall my skin is crawling just thinking about that. 

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Cleanup quip-If you really mean that (cleanup quip) then Edgell is your man. Period.

Nikki P
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Nikki P

Edgell would be the biggest mistake that Quip made in a very long time….

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WHO CARES

Why is the district attorney getting involved  with Aliquippa ? They have there own Solicitor oh but that’s right Rager’ daughter works there. Who cares this has nothing to do with the district attorneys office, why did they get involved? By the people for the people. dwan fight your own battles, this is so stupid.

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Hey Five o my question to you is WHO IS GOING TO CLEAN UP EDGELL? Chief what a JOKE… Some one needs to get a bar of soap for his dirty mouth and teach him what respect is because he has none for no one I’ve seen him in action and was copletely APPAULED. The last little episode when some one called him a name and they took him to the station and made him strip, What are they running down there? The whole town knows what he’s like and if Dwan picks Edgell he will be one of th most hated men in Aliquippa What a shame you all are…you will have to run again….

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 sorry to say, that I do vote but never seen what our district attorney really looks like and until recently never recalled his name so I looked up pay few elections he was appointed then ran unapposed ,  he scary looking dude. really who cares about aliquippa it needs back filled,  complete shit hole that turns out cons,  only thing going on there is, cicle cell,crack,wannabe gangsters  hanging at mpi  still living at home, and crooks waiting for betters property to get developed to save tax base abd that mother fucker is king of crooks