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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA
I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Just a slice of Coatesville politics
As far as I can tell Richard Legree Sr. is still a Republican Committeeperson in Coatesville’s Third Ward Precinct 090. Until May of this year he was Chairperson of Area 14 of the CCRC. Area 14 includes Coatesville. His son Richard (Fatboy) Legree Jr. was convicted of selling crack cocaine and arraigning the sale of crack cocaine.
In Jen Miller’s post she writes:
“In May, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly recorded a phone call between Legree and an informant allegedly discussing the sale of crack.”
See more of Jen's post below the excerpt from USDC/EDPA:
“ IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : CRIMINAL NO. 06-504
RICHARD LEGREE, JR. :
GOVERNMENT’S MOTION FOR PRETRIAL DETENTION
D. Lack Of
1. Although the defendant has considerable ties to the Coatesville area, he is
currently unemployed and has been captured on audiotape arranging drug deals while residing in his father’s house on home confinement.
This conversation, in relevant part, states:
More at (PDF):
Another question; Does any of this have a relationship to this?:
"Resolution needed in case of Coatesville Police Lt. Gordon
DAILY LOCAL NEWS-OPINION
From Jennifer Millers “Chester County Cops” blog:
"Legree Jr sentencing postponed
Federal sentencing for Richard Legree Jr., 29, of Coatesville, was slated for today but was postponed until Dec. 9.
Legree was one of 22 people arrested as part of a two-year investigation into cocaine trafficking between Philadelphia and Coatesville conducted by federal and local law enforcement, including the Coatesville police.
The charges follow a grand jury indictment from September 2006 accusing the defendant of participating in two drug deals, one on July 19, 2005, and a second on July 6, 2006.
He has agreed to plead guilty to three of the charges filed against him. Each is related to distribution and possession of crack cocaine."
"DAILY LOCAL NEWS
Monday, June 16, 2008
Legree blames ouster on rivals
By R. JONATHAN TULEYA, Staff Writer
COATESVILLE — The four-year tenure of Richard Legree Sr. as the city’s Republican Party chairman ended with the influential and often controversial leader nowhere to be found.
Now Legree has re-emerged, and the former city councilman is crying foul.
Legree lost his seat at the helm of the county GOP Area 14 to Eric Brown. He blames his ouster following an election among area committee people on a wide-ranging conspiracy involving party officials, from the party’s county chairman on down to the wife of a current councilman."