East McKeesport code enforcement officer gets probation for taking bribe
An Allegheny County judge on Tuesday sentenced the former code enforcement officer for East McKeesport to serve three years on probation for withdrawing a citation in exchange for money.
A jury in March found Ronald C. Bachner, 50, of Brookline guilty of a felony count of bribery and a misdemeanor count of official oppression in the case before Common Pleas Judge Edward J. Borkowski.
Authorities said Bachner, hired by the borough in 2007, told a resident that he could erase a $600 fine in April 2009 with a $200 cash contribution to the borough.
State police arrested Bachner in May 2012 based on evidence uncovered during a three-year investigation aided when the resident became a confidential informant. The borough fired Bachner in January 2012.
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