Beaver County Courthouse / photo by John Paul

A preliminary hearing scheduled tomorrow for Joseph “Jojo” F. Catroppa of Aliquippa on felony drug charges has been postponed.

According to court dockets, Jojo Catroppa was arrested back on November 29th by the Monaca Borough Police Department on felony charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and criminal use of a communication device.

Catroppa was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in his case on December 15th, but dockets show the hearing has been rescheduled until February 9th, 2018. Court records also show that Catroppa has now retained criminal defense attorney Stephen Colafella, replacing attorney Ronald Rojas who had originally entered his appearance in the case.

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.


      • James T Kirk, There you go, you just had to do it. Guilty as charged, John Q Taxpayer baiting!

      • Speaking of Benyo. Hes one of the few attorneys in Beaver County that can be trusted. He saved more than one life literally.

      • I told my husband if I’m ever in legal trouble to call Colafella, but Benyo does seem to do a good job with most drug cases.

  1. Read JPs story THE NET. The last comment from idomy ownthang different faces but the same mechanisim. Look for the same type of thing to happen here.

  2. Colafella has been retained! Delay, delay, deny, deny, dismissed?!?
    Same shit! Just another day in Beaver County!

    • That’s what a defendent hires a good defence attorney to do… leverage the system, work their relationships and get them absolute best outcome.

      If he can afford Colafella he’d be a fool not to retain him….there’s a reason that most articles here refer to him as a “famed defence attorney.”.



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