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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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Democratic State Representative would go a long way to clean up crime in Coatesville.

Electing two Democrats as Chester County Commissioners would be even better for cleaning up crime in Coatesville. 

People who come to Coatesville need to know our history. Especially people that want to start a business here. Or people who want to be a part of Coatesville’s government.

Republicans are more than entrenched in County Government. Chester County government was Republican before Lincoln was a Republican and it never changed. You could say that corruption is the way it’s done, It’s tradition. 

State Rep. Tim Hennessey’s Coatesville Office Manager Lisa Johnson was a crack cocaine dealer. She was convicted and did probation. 

Incredibly Hennessey’s office manager Lisa Johnson was the judge of elections after she was arrested and awaiting trial. When I notified Voter Services they replaced her. 


SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010

State Rep. Tim Hennessy's Office Manager's crack trial scheduled for Monday



Former Coatesville City Codes Officer John Clayton Tinson sentenced 5 to 10 years. State Rep, Hennessey’s Office Manager Lisa Johnson pleads guilty

The illegal drug business is big business in Chester County. I believe there are high level Republicans who want to keep Coatesville as a drug distribution center for Chester County. Keep the violence here and sell it to white kids in the suburbs. 

When the arson fires were burning Coatesville Police stopped every young white person driving in Coatesville. They were looking for an arsonist, but all the undercover people in Coatesville nearly shut down the drug business in Chester County. One long time street dealer actually got a regular job to make ends meet. 

The same transportation links here that make Coatesville a very attractive place for development make it attractive as a drug distribution center. 

In 2007-2008 a guy in a red Jeep Wrangler would run down Black Horse Hill Road into Coatesville, coming from maybe New York. He would park on Cedar Street near the house I grew up in and kids on motorbikes would come, pick up packages and zoom off over Coatesville.  A few minutes later the kids would come back, pass of the cash and the guy in the Jeep would be back up on the Interstates and gone.  The whole thing took less than 15 minutes. 

In 2006 Republican Party Area 14 Chairman Richard Legree, “Chief” Matthews and City Manager Harry Walker cut the Coatesville PD in half so at any given time there was only one officer on duty in Coatesville and a dozen places he could go. 

When the guy with the AK-47 was chasing a car around Coatesville there wasn’t enough police to keep up. Incidentally, I know someone who was in the car. 



Joel F. Fitzgerald Sr., rejected by former Coatesville City Manager Harry Walker, is now Allentown police chief

It’s been more corrupt here. 

Back in the 70s Chester County DA Bill Lamb had a big drug sweep. I think 32 people were arrested. Richard Legree was among them. 

Richard "Stretch" Legree of Coatesville, named as the number one drug pusher in Chester County by District Attorney William H. Lamb, was convicted last night of selling 145 bags of heroin to an undercover agent in January.” Daily Local News.

Bill Lamb’s entire prosecution fell apart when rampant corruption was discovered in the PA Drug Enforcement Agency and the local Chester County FBI. 

The prosecutions primary witness, an informant named Daniel Joseph was murdered while in Witness Security protection of U.S. Marshals in Delaware.  

President Carter formed a task force that reported only to him to investigate the Chester County FBI. 

During the same sordid period Chester County’s answer to Tony Soprano, Chester County Republican Party Chair and Chester County Commissioner Theodore “Teddy” Rubino died before he could start his prison term.  

“Teddy” had this top drawer in his desk.  If someone wanted a favor he would leave the room and a token of appreciation for the favor went into the top drawer. 

Republicans built Theodore S. A. Rubino memorial Park - Malvern, PA to honor his service.

Everyone that was arrested in Bill Lamb’s crime sweep whose trial had not yet come up was dismissed and people convicted and in prison had new trials and got off. 

Richard Legree was one of the people who got off. 

Legree worked for the Construction Workers Union in Philadelphia and went around the country in that position. 

He was chair of the Chester County Republican Committee Area 14. 

Legree was a state constable. 

He was a Valley Township police officer for a time. 

A lot of people in Coatesville and several people in the USDoJ believed he ran the Drug business in Chester County. 

He may also have had a nationwide booster store business. 

Richard was charming and fun to talk with. But he was allegedly present in 4 different murders. 

I think he had a lot of people fooled.



How Richard Legree went from " Biggest drug pusher in Chester County"to CCRC Area 14 Chair

Richard was on the way down when he died:


Just a slice of Coatesville politics

Richard could have been successful without any criminal ties.

I think there is no one with Richard’s charm, people skills, business skills and political connections that can replace him. 

I have to confess that I did like him.

The many law enforcement officials that tried to pin something on him may miss having Richard around, because they didn't get to put him behind bars.

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