Pre trial hearing
United States district court For the eastern district of Pennsylvania Siana, Bellwoar & McAndrew, llp: civil action
City of Coatesville, et al.: No. 06-4512
December 15, 2006
At 11:00 am
Before the honorable Eduardo C. Robreno In Courtroom 11a
As part of his opening statement Christopher Gerber, Esq. made this statement:
“What is happening in Coatesville needs to stop; what is happening there is the corruption of the city council.”
Judge Robreno, “Is this a political?”
Christopher Gerber, “It is a Constitutional issue”.
Taken from Blackberry notes at the hearing by
Mr. Gerber’s opening statement never made it to the newspapers because the Daily Local Reporter was arrived 5 minutes after the hearing began.
Public corruption poses a fundamental threat to our national security and way of life. It impacts everything from how well our borders are secured and our neighborhoods protected…to verdicts handed down in courts…to the quality of our roads, schools, and other government services. And it takes a significant toll on our pocketbooks, wasting billions in tax dollars every year.
The FBI is singularly situated to combat this corruption, with the skills and capabilities to run complex undercover operations and surveillance.