Guilty worker blames ex-chief
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for Pittsburgh’s former police chief insists the man was not involved in a bid-rigging scheme even though two other people convicted and sentenced in it continue to insist that the chief was involved.
Attorney Robert Del Greco made those comments Tuesday on behalf of former Chief Nathan Harper.
Del Greco was responding to comments made by Christine Kebr, 57, and her attorney after Kebr was sentenced to three years’ probation by a federal judge.
Kebr was sentenced after pleading guilty to taking $6,000 in bribes in a scheme to help Harper’s former friend Arthur Bedway land a $327,000 contract to install computers and radios in city police cars.
Kebr and Bedway insist the scheme was Harper’s idea but Del Greco claims that’s just a way of deflecting responsibility onto the former chief, who has never been charged.