A man who recorded Sheriff George David in the lobby of his office last month has been cooperating with state authorities for weeks, the Beaver Countian can now report.

The video was secretly recorded in the Sheriff’s Office back on July 29th, and may show Sheriff George David violating a state statute involving concealed carry permit fees that he was warned about just days before by the Pennsylvania Department Of The Auditor General.

The man released the video to officials with the Pennsylvania State Police one day after it was recorded, and before the Beaver Countian published its investigative report based on the tape back on July 30th. The source of the video tells the Beaver Countian he was informed the recording was reviewed by officials from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, who concluded it did not violate the state’s wiretap laws.

The Beaver Countian’s confidential source continues to ask that his name be kept from publication, saying he fears possible retaliation from Sheriff David or his cronies.

Courthouse sources say Stephanie Guidice, a clerk in the department, had been falsely accused of being the Beaver Countian’s confidential source of the tape by officials in the Sheriff’s Office. Guidice has a grievance pending against Sheriff George David through her union alleging David ordered her to violate state statutes related to the issuance of concealed carry permits by his office. Guidice retained attorney Gerald Benyo earlier this week to represent her interests.

Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh had ordered county detectives to uncover the confidential source of an article published by the Beaver Countian about the tape, after Sheriff George David and Sheriff’s Solicitor Myron Sainovich urged his office to criminally prosecute those responsible for the recording. Sainovich alleged that the tape, which depicts the uniformed Sheriff in the lobby of his public office speaking to a fellow elected official in a manner easily overheard by others, was a violation of the Pennsylvania Wiretap Act.

Local law enforcement sources say Berosh was unaware state officials were in possession of the recording, that they held discussions with the source of the tape, or that a determination had already been made that the tape was lawfully recorded. Those sources also say there have been tensions between District Attorney Berosh, state officials, and even county detectives, over his failure to charge Sheriff’s Deputy John Joe Fratangeli following an investigation into an Affidavit of Probable Cause used to justify criminal charges against Larry A. Hicks back in January.

The man who recorded the tape said he deleted his only copy of the video after providing it to authorities and the Beaver Countian. The confidential source tells the Beaver Countian he will decline to speak to local law enforcement personnel if approached, but will continue to cooperate fully with state officials.

Note: In the interest of full disclosure, this reporter is a named victim in criminal charges filed against Sheriff George David by the Pennsylvania State Police.

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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Nikki P.
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Nikki P.

BOOM BITCHES!! I hope Stephanie Guidice sues for every little thing she can get….
I’m not usually a fan of Atty. Benyo, but I think he owes George David a HUGE thank you for the money he’ll be making cause of his stupid ass…..

mikulin
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mikulin

If she does and she wins, you along with all the other Beaver County taxpayers will foot the bill. As I said in earlier posts, all these actions by BC elected officials seem to be nothing but a Lawyers Full Employment Act. It can only be two ways; either they are corrupt and stupid or corrupt and very smart. But the taxpayers will foot the bill.

2 cents
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2 cents

I hope she wins and wins big! It’s about time the honest people who stand up for what is right be rewarded. Who knows it might be contagious. Pass it forward. It will be the best money our tax dollars will ever be invested in. She shouldn’t have to file a law suit, her actions deserve a bonus for her civic duty. Too bad their isn’t a politician in Beaver County worthy of presenting it.

TooneyB
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TooneyB

then taxpayers can file a lawsuit against GEORGIE and make him pay it all back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😆

vondell mccoy
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vondell mccoy

Don’t forget that this woman is and has been down there for 17 years. She’s not a Saint. There are things she knows and aint telling… Lay down with dogs…

DUKE
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DUKE

I am sure in time these things will come out this dog is going to bite someone in the ass.

Nobama
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Nobama

Yes sir Vondell, you of ALL people knows how that is. You dog.

bcdemocrat
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bcdemocrat

Vondell!! Babydoll! Just can’t quiet a brother.

the HUB
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the HUB

WAIT WHAT..

WHOS ON THIRD, FIRST BASE WHAT??

THE HEAD TURNS THE TAIL>>>>

PISSING INTO THE WIND only get you wet and frustrated

ahh you get the point…..

BLACKS LAW DICTIONARY second shelf to he right!

sd
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sd

Now what do the ASSHOLES in the sheriff’s office and the D.A.’s office think of this. The State Police don’t trust the sheriff or the D.A. Now how does that feel Berosh ? You should be prosecuted for not filing the criminal charge against Fratangeli. Do you think this is just going to fade away ? I don’t think so. It’s your JOB. You have lost a lot of respect for hiding the wrong doings of the sheriff’s dept. Maybe one day the State Police (THE REAL POLICE) will pay you an unannounced visit like you did to Stephanie. What a piece of shit you turned out to be !

Nikki P.
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Nikki P.

This is insanity…the state knows they can’t trust anyone at the Beaver County level, so they just gave them enough rope, and let them hang themselves. That says so much when the state that you live in and the county you are employed by don’t even trust you….they need to clean house, and I mean ALL of them!

Tricklin' Dick
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Tricklin' Dick

He’s butt ugly

john sherril
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john sherril

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……If I was Sainovich, David and Alstadt I would just resign and walk away. No matter what they try to do to this girl it back fires in there faces. They need to realize that she is there trying to make a living and has no interest in anything else. I am sickened by what they have done to her and all Beaver County residents should be. They have even had other office employees try setting her up . GUIDICE FOR SHERIFF!!!!!

Raven
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Raven

!!!Whoops!!! “Freight train, freight train, go so fast…..”