Campaign signs supporting George David for Sheriff, John John Fratangeli for County Commissioner, and Shelley Blythe for Register of Wills, litter the home of Bobby Williams on Old Brodhead Road in Center Township.

Bobby Williams was convicted of perjury under the election code in March of last year after an investigative report by the Beaver Countian revealed he had lied about where he lives when filling out paperwork to run for Aliquippa City Council. Williams had conspired with George David to run for a seat on Aliquippa’s Council even though he is a resident of Center Township. The Beaver Countian’s investigation revealed the address he claimed to be living at in Aliquippa was in fact an uninhabitable, dilapidated old abandoned building.

After refusing to accept a plea agreement offered by prosecutors that would have seen him serve a period of probation, Williams was subsequently convicted at trial. Beaver County Judge Harry Knafelc ruled that Williams would face no punishment as a result of his conviction — no confinement, no probation, no fine. Williams had faced a possibility of up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Sheriff’s Deputy John Joe Fratangeli had also been caught in a now infamous lie after an investigation by the Beaver Countian revealed he filed a materially false charging affidavit against a destitute African American man back in 2013. Fratangeli had unlawfully detained and arrested Larry Hicks at Friendship Ridge and then provided false statements in an Affidavit of Probable Cause when charging Hicks with crimes that he did not commit. Although the Beaver County Detectives, Pennsylvania State Police, and Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office all urged District Attorney Tony Berosh to allow the filing of charges against Fratangeli, or recuse himself from the case, he failed to take action and refused any comment. Sheriff David subsequently promoted Fratangeli to Lieutenant and he is now running as a Democrat for County Commissioner (his wife is the Treasurer of the Republican Committee).

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Bobby Williams house as seen on April 18, 2015 / Photo by John Paul

 

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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Melissa Broskey
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Melissa Broskey

Lol do you have better news than this???? You will find anything to make the sheriff look bad…. And now sense at that… Beleive me Kress had his list of bad too. Will you be publishing that???

Todd McCracken
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Todd McCracken

So Sheriff David pulling a gun on a reporter inside the courthouse and threatening to shoot him in the face is no big deal?

Melissa Broskey
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Melissa Broskey

Pretty sure he was found not guilty of all charges…. secondly why don’t we pull the records of every person that has a kress signs in their yard and write report about that tell me would that be fair? John Paul is a one sided reporter

Duh
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Duh

Pretty sure he got off because prosecution didn’t prove there were bullets in the gun… Do if u believe that bs then u should rob banks with an unloaded gun and you’ll get off too…as long as you pay off the judge as they did….talk about crooked

eddiepgh
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eddiepgh

wasnt oj found not guilty?

jaybird
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jaybird

Hi Melissa – For the past two years I have read all about George David. I know he was found NOT guilty, but so was OJ Simpson.
You say, “Beleive me Kress had his list of bad too. Will you be publishing that??? Since I am considering voting for WAYNE KRESS
I have a question for you. What is that list?

I don’t wish to waste my vote on someone who may not deserve it. So, please enlighten me. I appreciate it and look forward to seeing your answer here. Thank you.

jaybird
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jaybird

Hello Melissa?? Tell me the bad things that WAYNE KRESS has done? I’m still waiting for that list??

Chubbshutup
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Chubbshutup

The only reason your sticking up for this BULLY and Racist is because he’s your cousin!! The fact still remains he is a loose cannon and need to be taken out of office before Mr. above the law actually gets someone hurt!

Cindy
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Cindy

LOL! I WAS WONDERING WHO THAT HOUSE WAS!

Anonymoose
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Anonymoose

I was wondering the same thing! I drive by that house all the time and always get a laugh at how overboard they went with the signs.

Chubbshutup
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Chubbshutup

its Bobby Williams close friend of Mr. Above the law!!!

Clara Hindman
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Clara Hindman

Anyonethatvotes for David is crazy

Dennis Pittser Jr
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Dennis Pittser Jr

To be quite honest the sheriff does his his best to make himself look bad. Not to mention making us look bad by extention. He is a joke.

Don't be railroaded
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Don't be railroaded

WOW!!! You can certainly tell these two fucks are government employees. Sure know how to waste good money and certainly lack the sense God gave a toad. I will not say I would never vote for either of these screw balls, but I think I would vote for both of them to be the next two captives of ISIS.
Seriously, this election will define the character of the voters in Beaver County. If will define the character of entire communities. Beware who you vote for. Some of the new names on the ballot are nothing more than puppets of the old names.
Commissioners Tony Amadio and Joe Spanik, Prothonotary Nancy Werme, Register of Wills candidate Tracy Patton, and Democratic Party Chairman Michael “Doc” Sisk, Sheriff George David, All must go or be denied. All have drank for to long from the public troth. Do not be fooled by the plants on this ballot. let us not forget they all created the current situation in that courthouse each one had a hand in this. I challenge you to replace these names with new blood