Treasurer Connie T. Javens / campaign photo

A judge presiding over a lawsuit filed against several anonymous Beaver Countian commenters by Treasurer Connie Javens has decided a court hearing in the case will take place in Beaver County after all.

Senior Judge John Bozza had originally scheduled oral arguments in the Erie County Courthouse on motions by the Beaver Countian and several anonymous commenters to quash a subpoena issued by Treasurer Connie Javens and her adult daughter Renee Javens Zuk.

Attorneys in the case filed objections to the change of venue, believing the people of Beaver County should have an opportunity to attend the hearing as it centers around a local elected official who is currently under criminal investigation.

In response to those objections, Judge Bozza has now officially scheduled the hearing for 2:00pm on Monday, November 14th, at the Beaver County Courthouse in a courtroom to be assigned on the day of the proceeding.

The hearing will be open to members of the public.

A defense exhibit filed on behalf of commenter aka “John Q Taxpayer” is still not being sent to the judge with the rest of the case file, with the Beaver County Court Administrator’s Office now notifying parties that Judge Bozza intends to review the documents after arriving at the courthouse on the day of the hearing.

Treasurer Javens and her daughter filed a defamation lawsuit against several anonymous commenters on this publication back in May and are seeking information from the Beaver Countian which could be used to reveal their true identities. The Beaver Countian has refused to comply with the subpoena and has filed court action of its own seeking to block the attempt at compelling the release of information.

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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.

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John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

LET FREEDOM RING!

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

The court administrators office tried to manipulate with Judge Finn’s case and now they are trying to interfere with this BC6 case. And yes Connie Javens daughter-in-law Sherry Javens does work in the court administrators office.

Windchasing
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@ John Q: Do you know this for a fact since you are listed in the case or is your statement just speculation? I too have wondered and had my suspicions about the involvement of the BC court administrators office.

James Fairman
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James Fairman

If she gets convicted you should post that picture.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Put your raincoat on Judge Bozza. You will be right smack in the middle of a storm of corruption. Watch out for those two faced phony balony county employees. Ants at a picnic. Rats on a ship. Don’t let them bamboozle you.

Raven
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Raven

“…Judge Bozza intends to review the documents after arriving at the courthouse on the day of the hearing.”

That is impossible, given the length of them. I hope he is a speed reader or that there is a Cliff Notes version.

Walk
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Walk

I hope Judge Bozza doesn’t get KILLARY, to preview and then explain the documents. Killary has this uncanny ability to “read between the lines on some of these articles.” It is possible we may uncover that “BLM is nothing more than a domestic terrorist group funded by big money liberals who wants this country to collapse.” Anyhow, I am looking forward to the outcome in this matter.

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

@walk….Now Mungo sees what you mean by parallel! Wow! Just Wow! This great news regarding Connie the Con though is sure to require a Depends change. Here she was probably celebrating the fact that all the commenters involved would surely never be able to attend all the little legal gatherings way up in Erie and lo and behold this news bright and early Monday morning, and on Columbus day no less! Well Connie Mungo is fairly certain you will be reading these comments today and he has a word of advice…..HaHa no he doesn’t! You My dear are now going to get your day in court to prove that the allegations in these comments have no merit, and good luck with that!…..when you feels that old familiar sting just remember that’s just pride fukin wichya!!!

arealregularguy
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arealregularguy

Thank you, Raven….I was thinking the same thing…He’s only leaving enough time for a skimming, not an actual thorough reading.

Raven
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If he walks in cold turkey, that could affect how he interprets what he hears. If this becomes a one day in-and-out, and he takes his homework back to Erie, that could give short shrift to the case. There is more to the case than just listening to arguments. Recusing the local judges was a bonehead move, perhaps even politically subversive, and it compromises a thorough attention to the proceedings, for both sides. But, this is Beaver County, and bonehead moves are quite common.

John Q Taxpayer
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IMO, the Beaver County Judges recused themselves because none of them wanted to be the one to rule against Javens. She probably has names and dates written down going back over 25 years.

Windchasing
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Windchasing

@ Raven: I agree with you first comment that there is no way he could possibly review the defense exhibit filed on behalf of commenter aka “John Q Taxpayer” with any real understanding in that short period of time. All the more reason it needs to be sent to him now. Hopefully Judge Bozza is reading these comments posted now just to familiarize himself with the Beaver Countian if nothing else.
However, I disagree with your last comment “Recusing the local judges was a bonehead move,”
I can not see how any local Judge that works with Connie (and all of her family in the courthouse) could possibly be un-bias. In my opinion it was the smart move to recuse and hopefully Judge Bozza will not be intimidated or influenced by”Court administrators.”