Attorney Myron Sainovich / file photo still from video by Bill Waddell

An attorney for the City of Aliquippa is cooperating with state police in their public corruption investigations and has been subpoenaed to appear before the Pennsylvania Statewide Investigating Grand Jury.

Attorney Myron Sainovich is among several city officials who were served with subpoenas on Friday to appear at highly secretive grand jury proceedings in Pittsburgh later this month, according to two individuals with direct knowledge of ongoing investigations.

Sainovich could not be reached for comment.

Several individuals from city council were also subpoenaed this week to testify, including Matthew Mottes and Arthur Piroli, both of whom have been actively assisting state investigators. Mottes first identified himself as a state police asset in an interview published by BeaverCountian.com in May 2018.

“I can confirm that I received a subpoena and I look forward to cooperating with the grand jury,” Mottes said when contacted on Sunday.

Sources tell BeaverCountian.com that Sainovich began assisting investigators after Mottes publicly accused the attorney of attempting to mislead the media about ongoing investigations last June.

Those who have been cooperating were invited to state police barracks in Brighton Township to pick up their subpoenas. Investigators took a more direct approach with others.

State police served Aliquippa Manager Sam Gill with a subpoena on Thursday while he was at work in the city building. Gill has been a subject of inquiry by state police, as has Mayor Dwan Walker and Police Chief Donald Couch, among others.

Gill hung up the phone Sunday morning when reached by BeaverCountian.com for comment. Walker has repeatedly refused comment, or failed to respond to messages seeking comment, about the ongoing investigations. Couch has told BeaverCountian.com he will not be commenting while investigations remain active.

State police served a search warrant on the Aliquippa city building in March 2018 as part of the grand jury probe.

State Police executing warrant at Aliquippa City Building / submitted photo

Individuals previously subpoenaed to testify have included the mother and brother of Frank Catroppa, who is the ex-fiancé of murder victim Rachael DelTondo. A gun belonging to Catroppa was seized by state police last year as part of an investigation into a 2014 incident not connected with DelTondo’s death.

Frank Catroppa has not been subpoenaed to appear, according to his attorney Stephen Colafella.

Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier confirmed to BeaverCountian.com that county detective Timothy Patrick has appeared before the grand jury.

Current and former officers with the Aliquippa Police Department and Beaver County sheriff’s deputies have also been questioned before the grand jury, as have state troopers and officers in other municipal police departments in the county. BeaverCountian.com has not yet publicly identified them by name at the request of sources who say doing so could jeopardize ongoing investigations.

The existence of investigations into public corruption in Beaver County were first revealed in an exclusive report published by BeaverCountian.com on Jan. 5, 2018.

Sam Gill (left), Dwan Walker / file photo still from video by Bill Waddell
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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Mongo Jerry
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Mongo Jerry

Mayor Dwan is going down the dwain!

Raven
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Myron, Myron, Myron…fixer extraordinaire.

Raven
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Raven

Who fixes the fixer, Myron?

Unbungabelievable
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Unbungabelievable

Love how certain names were left out of this article. Protect the most corrupt of the corrupt. SO HOPING the truth comes out. It has sickened me far too long. Maybe apologies will be forthcoming then. Sad when its confusing who to trust.

Jus Saying
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Jus Saying

Targets don’t get subpoenas 🤷🏼‍♀️

Individual-1
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Individual-1

So THAT’S why nobody’s shown up at the White House yet.

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

Thank you Lord for providing some light to this exceptionally dark situation that Beaver Countians find themselves in. Specifically sending in some ACTUAL law enforcement to clean up this dank shitshow! Keep digging cuz you do have the rats scurrying/covering asses! As an aside to Mr Loserier if you get any free time you might want to hang around some of these ACTUAL leos’s to see how professionalism and integrity works.

Raven
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Raven

This is so far above Stonewall Loser that he would have to play a game of “CLUE” just to get started.

weredareres
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weredareres

Is something going to come up finally? Who knows because some people in Aliquippa are like Teflon.

Raven
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Raven

And, just punks and wannabe gangstas who have the family, intimidation, connections and money to beat the raps.

DoTell
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DoTell

I think something is going to happen. Wasn’t Rachael a states witness in this grand jury investigation? I can’t see them taking the intimidation tactics from this low level wannabe mafia family in BC. It’s outa losers hands and his own detectives are being subpoenaed as well! Oh to be a fly on the wall in that room!