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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.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quite a meeting tonight at the Coatesville City Council

The alleged unpaid bills the City of Coatesville is said to owe from up to six months ago was not the only thing discussed.

Coatesville City Council President Marty Eggleston obtained an itemized record of the account activity of the Coatesville Trust Fund from the Harleysville Bank in Coatesville

The jaw dropper was the revelation of withdraws from the cities trust fund totaling about $439,000 by City Manager Harry Walker and allegedly to Harry Walker.

The city council was unaware the withdraws.

City Council President Marty Eggleston made his point in a wonderful folksy manner when he told the story of finding $80.00 in his winter coat and being so excited about it that he told everyone. Conversely when Harry Walker allegedly found 439,000 he allegedly told no one

The recording is here:


http://www.box.net/shared/9hlkeav4c6

There were lots of questions about the outstanding debt. Evidently there are two different financial statements; one leaked to the press by an unknown whistleblower and another presented to the city council.

One more interesting item brought out by Ed Simpson was the $20,000 per month administration fee for the police pension fund or $240,000 per year. The company from Downingtown had serviced the city pension funds for years was replaced by someone no one had heard of by City Manager Harry Walker.

The reasons for not filling out the online grant from Governor Rendell were spinning rapidly across the room.

I have a feeling that the alleged discrepancy between the knuckleball financial statements being thrown between Harry Walker, financial consultant Donald McKensie and various city council persons. And the other financial statement leaked by a whistle blower to the press may have something to do with the delay in filling out the form for the emergency grant of $250,000 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

It did not look good for City Manager Harry Walker and his recently hired financial consultant Donald McKensie tonight. I think that Walker and McKensie might want to consult an attorney before they speak in public again.

2 comments:

  1. Wow this situation STINKS on corruption. I don't know why council didn't fire Walker on the spot for drawing down funds from the City trust fund without permission. Unbelievable.

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  2. I do not know why he was not at the special city council meeting. But City Solicitor Andrew Lehr was not in attendance. I wonder if Andrew Lehr knew about the withdraw from the trust fund?

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