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ĎIím a broken maní: Ex-Pittsburgh police chief sentenced to prison
WPXI ^ | February 25, 2014

Posted on 02/25/2014 11:30:30 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh former police chief Nathan Harper was sentenced to 18 months in a federal prison for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund from which he spent more than $30,000 on himself.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon handed down the sentence Tuesday morning. She also ordered 61-year-old Harper on Tuesday to repay $31,986 from the fund that he spent on himself.

Target 11 investigator Rick Earle was in the courtroom for the sentencing hearing. Earle reported that Harper made an emotional apology moments before the judge handed down his sentence.

“I am a broken man,” Harper said. “I made a mistake.”

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; nateharper; pittsburgh; police

1 posted on 02/25/2014 11:30:30 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“I made a mistake”. I’ll say.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 11:34:36 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Perhaps he thought that the money he took was reparations.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 11:36:01 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

He spent a couple hundred of that in a porn shop.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 11:37:07 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Usually a mistake doesn’t require directing staff to set it up and happen over a period of three years. But like the article says he’s a really nice guy and doting grandfather who “empowered people.”


5 posted on 02/25/2014 11:37:25 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“I made a mistake.”
No, you committed a crime, got caught, and now you pay.
6 posted on 02/25/2014 11:38:03 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He has nothing to worry about. The ‘justice’ department will find that he was convicted on account of his race and get him set free.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 11:39:27 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Former Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper leaves the Federal Courthouse on Grant Street,
Downtown, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, after being sentenced to 18 months in prison.
8 posted on 02/25/2014 11:40:02 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

this guy was chump change compared to a lot of these stories


9 posted on 02/25/2014 11:40:46 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: hal ogen
He didn't divvy up generously enough with the other Democrats in the city. Otherwise, he would've only got probation.
10 posted on 02/25/2014 11:41:12 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GeronL

You beat me to it. Charlie Rangel makes this guy look squeaky clean.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 11:44:33 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: dainbramaged
“I made a mistake.”
No, you committed a crime, got caught, and now you pay.

What he meant was he made a mistake by getting caught. See? lol

12 posted on 02/25/2014 11:48:37 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pittsburgh is the belly of the beast when it comes to political/union corruption. New York may be the heart and Chicago the soul but Pittsburgh is absolutely the belly.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 11:53:25 AM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Waaaa.. You thought it was pretty cool till you got caught.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 12:05:00 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“I made a mistake committed a crime.”...there fixed
15 posted on 02/25/2014 12:08:28 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“I made a mistake.”

Sure buddy. Just one. I'm sure if anyone really looked, there would be no other evidence of corruption, bribes, graft, theft, nepotism, etc, during your reign.

I loathe crooked cops.

16 posted on 02/25/2014 12:09:28 PM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 12:10:24 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: dainbramaged
I made a mistake."

His mistake was getting caught.

18 posted on 02/25/2014 12:16:09 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If only the IRS, the DEA, the bank examiners, in fact the entire lexicon of federal alphabet agencies could learn that you can’t extort money from citizens with armed enforcers, the world would be a better place.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 12:17:00 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pittsburg and Philly have some interesting headlines recently.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 12:18:34 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: smoothsailing

could Samuel L. Jackson play him in a movie, or what?


21 posted on 02/25/2014 12:23:32 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Man, could he! But would Jackson agree to play a corrupt black Democrat Police Chief?


22 posted on 02/25/2014 12:36:05 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“This was a small point in Nate Harper’s life and it will regrettably define him.”

I would say that it quite accurately defines him.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 12:47:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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24 posted on 02/25/2014 12:50:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Affirmative Action!!!!


25 posted on 02/25/2014 1:00:41 PM PST by kenmcg
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah, you are a broken man. Live with it.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 5:35:20 PM PST by goldi
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To: Vigilanteman

Tip of the Iceberg. They are looking into former Boy Mayor Ravensthal and others.
As for the former chief. My sister was a former City cop who had nothing but praise for him. Said he seemed like a stand up guy who was always there. It broke her heart to read this story.
Sad end to a great career.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 6:17:09 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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