Thursday, September 3, 2009

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Party's Over. Last One Out, Turn Off the Lights

After nearly 70 blog entries and dozens of comments, we feel that Duquesne’s Dirty Secrets has run its course. With contributions from many, including supporters in the community, we have shared information that’s not surprisingly just the tip of a very large iceberg. Guaranteed, more is coming out, but for now we’ve said all that we care to say.

A compilation of not just one but many people, DDS was established to show the true colors of the mayor, the police chief and others in Duquesne city government and the police department who exist only to take, lie and break the law to benefit themselves. We were accused of libel: the act of defaming another’s character. However it is not libel when the allegations are true. In every accusation, we showed the proof through documents that are public record, and spoke to those who were there first-hand and will, if requested, testify as to what they know.
We were cheered on by those who know the truth about what has gone on in this town for years and we were also attacked by those who have benefitted from the corruption, such as being given jobs, promoted, re-hired, etc. We were called cowards for not showing our identities, yet those who accused us of hiding attacked us anonymously.
So, this is our last post, but the link will remain forever open in cyberspace to be viewed by all. Although we will no longer monitor comments, we may, once in a while, glance at the number of web hits.
To the good people of Duquesne and beyond: Thank you for your support.
To the corrupt (especially those in uniform): Listen for that daybreak knock at the door. You know that arrest warrants are usually served early in the morning!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Duquesne Announces New Hire

Soon to be former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been hired as a consultant for the City of Duquesne. "With his background and qualifications in corruption and illegal activity, he'll fit right in!" said mayor stubby. When asked about Blagojevich's experience in seat selling, chief lefty said "That'll really come in handy cause there's a couple of broken chairs in the police department we got to get rid of."

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Who Knew???

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Here's a Red Flag

It has become common knowledge in and around city hall that chief lefty has been kept more and more "out of the loop" on just about everything. Example: The two new police cars were a complete surprise to the head of the police department until he saw them parked in the garage. As far as the equipment and decals, word is he had no input on that either. Could it be that the old leftster is soon to be kicked to the curb? Two new cars with nothing to say about them... sounds like a "red flag" to us.
The good news is he can still be indicted after he retires!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Did the City Break the Law?

Posted clearly on all of the polling places in Allegheny County were signs that read "NO CAMERAS PERMITTED INSIDE THE POLLING AREAS" yet at city hall, voters walked past and through stubbys $40,000 surveillance system. Why bother being led to your voting machine to vote in private while lefty is looking at you from his living room?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another $30,000 Shot in the Stubby!

After a conversation with one of the contractors working on Grant Avenue we learned that instead of filling in the roadbed and paving or even reusing the existing brick, the city is spending an EXTRA $30,000 for a special asphalt compound that "looks like" brick!!! The City manager tells the Daily News that the city is facing hard times yet they spend 30K on fake brick?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

OOPS… We Stand Corrected

In an earlier post we said that the city spent $30,000 on a camera system for the police station. The fact is that the actual cost (as per the Daily News on October 11th) is $37,950. And the system also maintains surveillance in the horribly crime-ridden city park.
Councilman Elwood Martin was quoted in the paper as saying that the monies came out of a drug forfeiture account and he hopes that the city will be reimbursed by the DA’s office. We hope so too woody because 38 grand could have bought:
Laptops, with all the necessary software, for all of the police cars, two new police cars, two part-time officers. One full-time officer, new firearms for the entire department, training for a DARE officer in the school, training and material for a juvenile crime prevention officer in the city or even a professional grant writer to find more monies that could be used for the protection of our residents and/or educational and anti-crime programs for their children.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Seeing is Believing


Thursday, October 9, 2008

How Are They Spending YOUR Money?

If you're a taxpayer, you have the right to know how the city is spending YOUR money. From time to time, we will tell you what absurd decisions are being made and answer the question... Where's the Money?
DDS has learned that West Mifflin has recently installed a camera system in their police department. Including cameras with sound, the cost was a little over $3,000. In Duquesne, the cost to the taxpayer to install a camera system in the police station that the chief can watch from home exceeded $30,000!
Ironic that a new camera system has us asking the question "What's wrong with this picture?"

Friday, October 3, 2008

Now is YOUR Chance!

This Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm is the Duquesne public council meeting and your chance to ask the hard questions. Questions like:
1.) Why were two officers fired in the Spring when the police department was down in manpower during the juvenile, rock-throwing incidents?
2.) Why wasn't the mayor's cop buddy fired for moving to Munhall while still employed here?
3.) Now that the city has been ordered to hire those officers back and give them their backpay, why do the taxpayers have to foot the bill (tens of thousands of dollars) for stubby's arrogance and stupidity?
4.) Why did the city spend thousands of dollars on a camera system for the police station just so lefty can sit at home and watch his officers?
This is your chance to put them on the spot! If you are a taxpayer, they owe you alot of answers. Go to the council meeting at City Hall and DEMAND THEM!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lets Be Clear Here...

No-holds-barred means just that. From now on we will post all comments, except those using very foul or disgusting language as no one wants to read vulgarity. As the blog masters, who are we to censor what others have to contribute? If you want it printed, just keep it reasonably clean.
Remember... The opinions expressed don't necessarily reflect the views or opinions of this blog, though most of them do!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Send Us Your Pics!

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Officer Code of Ethics as per the International Chiefs of Police

The Law Enforcement Code of Ethics as promulgated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 1991 is hereby adopted with amendments as included below:
"I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner which does not bring discredit to me or my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of duty."
"I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities."
"I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will never engage in acts of bribery nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice."
Someone in Duquesne didn't get this memo!!!

Stubby's Punishment... Until the Civil Suit!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Arbiters Decide... Taxpayers Lose Again!

Back in March of this year, Stubby, in his usual arrogance decided to fire two police officers. Remember this came at the height of the juvenile crimes and lack of police coverage? Anyway, both officers filed greviences and, at the city's request, both were decided by not one but two arbiters at the cost of $5,000 each! Now, both arbiters have independently ruled that Officer Harnyak and Sgt. Ebbitt were wrongfully terminated and are to be re-instated. Once again Stubby's "I did what I did because I could" attitude got the city in a jackpot. Both officers are to be awarded not only back-pay between March & September, but tens-of-thousands of dollars in missed overtime. These monies will come out of the city coffers. i.e. the taxpayers wallets!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Here We Go Again, Only This Time...

No holding back. Everything and everyone dirty is fair game!
This Time... NO HOLDS BARRED!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Broken Police Cars Apparently Not a Priority

Because half of the Duquesne police vehicle fleet is broken down and in need of repair, officers have had to turn to alternative ways to answer calls. Maybe if stubby and gang spent less money on arbitrators and attorneys, the city could pay a few repair bills.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Case Fixing? You Be the Judge

DDS has learned that the police chief's favorite past time of case fixing and screwing his own officers continues. It works like this: When an officer makes an arrest that goes to trial in county court, there is a subpoena list generated by the District Attorney's office. Witnesses on that list are sent a court subpoena demanding their attendance.
While every other police department in the county has to abide by these rules, it seems that there has been a long-standing practice in Duquesne where officers have been sent subpoenas but lefty decides as to who attends and who does not. So, in many cases, the DA commands an officer to be in court but lefty orders some cops to ignore an official court document. We heard that one Assistant District Attorney even asked "Who the hell does he (the chief) think he is?"
By the way: Apparently lefty has disciplined and even suspended officers for not appearing while under subpoena. (Of course his pets don't get into trouble). One has to wonder how many other subpoenas have been "lost" when one of "Chief Arrogant's" croonies have come to trial.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Keeping Their Feet to the Fire

The word on the street, and in city hall itself, is that we've rattled a few cages over the past couple of months. We have proven without a doubt that the First Admendment is not only a right to be enjoyed by all, it is also a very powerful weapon to be used against those who thumb their nose at the law and prostitute the system that they are sworn to serve to punish those who don't agree with their dirty politics.
Through this, we ourselves have learned that knowledge is truely power and the printed word is still an incredible force in this or any town. Anyone who doubts this need only look at the number of hits on this blog's counter or read the comments posted by those who agree or even disagree with our purpose.
As long as stubby is in office and lefty walks free, we promise to continue our mission and keep their feet to the fire.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Case Fixing, Drug Dealers, Now Shady Accounting!

A source in the police department tells DDS that for years there has been a contingency or "flower" fund that the officers have the option to pay into. The fund exists for the purchase of flowers, mass cards, Christmas parties, etc. Many of Duquesne's finest opt to contribute at $5 per pay to the tune of $130 a year per officer.

A great idea in theory but it seems that only lefty has control of the monies. We were told that over the years, officers have asked for an accounting of the fund but have been ignored. It seems that "mister integrity" has refused to open the books to anyone who has asked only responding with a "What, you don't trust me?"
In addition to his shady accounting, there is no committee or consensus as to how the money is spent. If lefty thinks that an officer's family deserves flowers, they get flowers.
So, in the midst of case fixing, gambling, betrayal of his own family as well as his oath to uphold the law, we ask the question: Should this guy be trusted with what could easily be thousands of dollars without any auditing or accountability? Well duh!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Unexplained Pain Often Psychosomatic

The New England Journal of Medicine reported that many non-traumatic illnesses and pain onsets are caused by mental anxieties. Dr. Amil Hoptson of the Boston Chiropractic Clinic cited the case of an elderly police chief who was ridden with guilt after a lifetime of dishonesty and deception. "These feelings were such a burden to this man," Hoptson said, "one day he couldn't get out of his own car, his back just locked up!"

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sorry, We're Late

DDS would like to wish a happy belated father's Day to lefty & stubby. You both are a fine example to us all!

Old Habits Are Hard to Break

It seems that old habits are seemingly hard to break for one city official anyway. A few years ago a channel 11 investigation showed stubby telling everyone that he didn't know anything about the fire chief drinking on duty. Well, you know now stub. We just want to know... is the fire chief on the clock or does he punch-out for his liquid lunch at Harveys?
Good thing he didn't park the city vehicle in front of Harveys, that would be too obvious!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

No Place Like Home

Far cry from a two-story brick on a corner lot with a swimming pool.

Look on the bright side there Left, maybe they'll have a prison softball team!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Leave the Driving to Someone Else

Hey Lefty, if you're going back to Florida to visit your old friend again this summer, why not take the bus?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Another Day Closer

Only the truely arrogant believe that they are above the law. Just remember lefty, these will fit your wrists as well!

Friday, May 30, 2008

You Reap What You Sow

We have heard that quite a few of the posted comments have ruffled some feathers in the police department. In the interest of harmony, peace and fairness, we've not only refused to post any name calling comments, but we've also removed any already posted insulting comments. Those who have taken personal offense to those comments must look within themselves. Let us remind you that it was YOUR actions and personal reputation that invited those attacks and its not our job to defend you!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

How Does Stubby Spend $25,000?

In the Daily News on Tuesday May 27th, there appeared an article on the dedication of the new war memorial. It talked about how our beloved mayor asked the state for $25,000 to "overhaul" the monument. At the dedication, the senator's aid, and daughter of the mayor, spoke of how the senator "sends his congratulations and appreciates all you (the mayor) do for the City of Duquesne."
So, we ask, what about securing money for the benefit of the town? What about bringing in new business and not screwing the ones we have? What about cleaning up more than the memorial and clean up Grant Avenue? If you haven't noticed, the newly planted flowers in the park don't make the drug dealers any prettier. We hate to break this to you stubby but Dairy Mart, a barber shop, a women's clothing store and a couple of bars don't make a "shopping district!"
By the way, have you seen the parklet at Grant and 837? Overgrown weeds, empty heroin packets and crack baggies, how inviting that is!

And Now, A Word From Our Sponsors

With regard to the posted comments, we have permitted 98% of all comments that we have received. The other 2% however, we have not posted for viewing. The purpose of this blog is to expose the waste, corruption and illegal, (we repeat ILLEGAL) activity that continues in city hall. This blog is a forum for that information only and not a platform for small-minded idiots to use for personal attacks, name calling and outright cruel vendettas. Therefor, if you want to call someone a "crack whore" or "piece of shit," say it to their face or start your own blog but it will not appear here.

As for our stance, we have whenever possible, showed the links, paperwork, etc. that proves our point. If you don't like it, don't read it! As for now, we will remain in the background but we promise this: Once Krivacek is out of office and Adams is prosecuted for his many criminal actions, our goals will be attained and we will come out of the shadows and show all who we are.
... and now, back to our regulary scheduled program.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


When interviewed by BDH Magazine, Duquesne Mayor stubby was asked to share his thoughts on the Duquesne Dirty Secrects blog. His only response was "Now I know how those poor devils feel during one of those Canadian Seal Hunts, that club hurts!"

Friday, May 23, 2008

Why We Do What We Do

An email inquired as to why we are coming forward with all of this. Why bother you ask? Our answer was best summed up by Irish orator, philosopher, & politician Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797):
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil
is that good men do nothing."
We agree, Mr. Burke, we agree!

The Benefits of Being the Mayor's Daughter

Interesting that stubby's little girl was appointed Assistant Secretary to the Steel Valley Authority and asked to serve as an advisor for the YWCA and Treasurer for the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh. Daddy also got her a nice, well-paying job working for a Pennsylvania Senator. So what education does she have that makes her qualified for this state position? Why her degree in Theatre Arts, of course!
Talk about an irony, theatre drama masks represent Tragedy & Comedy, the two words that best describe her father's administration.
By the way, did we mention that she has a half-brother who is the business associate of an indicted drug dealer? (see April 26, 2008 post: Drugs, Money, Paper Companies and Duquesne City Hall). Hmmm, wonder if the senator is aware of this.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The More We Dig, The More We Find

It is refreshing to know that we aren't the only people who are fed up and disgusted with the years of lousy management, greed and continued nepotism. Thanks to all who continue to send us more dirty secrets. Your comments and emails are appreciated. We have so much more to share and of course prove.
FYI - We've not heard from stubby and crew but I guess you can't deny what's in black & white (or black & blue).

Sunday, May 18, 2008

One of These Stations is Not Like the Other

A recent article in the Daily News reiterated that new hires must find residence in Duquesne within 6 months. If this is to promote city pride and breathe life back into the business community, why is the city not spending our tax dollars here?
Q.:Where does Duquesne buy tires for its vehicles?
A.: Whitaker Tire
Q.: Where does the city do its banking?
A.: McKeesport
Q.: Where does Duquesne buy its gas when there two stations here that are as competitive?
A.: Monzak's in West Mifflin
Way to promote local business, there stub!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stubby Doesn’t Disappoint With More of the Same

We see from Wednesday’s newspaper article that it’s business as usual when it comes to Duquesne business. Mayor stubby appointed the daughter of the recently deceased Controller. The new City Controller is a self described “Stay at home mom” with a business degree from Pitt at Johnstown. Well... what better credentials can one have?

The article went on to say; “Even with a reduced force, city police have been able to carry out a recent drug warrant sweep involving Allegheny County Detectives.” In reality, it was the Allegheny County Police (numbering over 40) who carried out the drug warrants with the Duquesne Police (numbering about 4) tagging along.

The City also swore in three new officers. Although the article mentioned that all three have six months to secure residences in Duquesne, it did not mention that if one or more of the new officers gains favor with the mayor by marrying into the family, washing his car, buying his dinner, or just being his buddy, they will be exempt from the residency ordinance.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Taxpayer Pays Again

There are now two full-time officers on "light duty" in the Duquesne Police Department. One of them is due to a "temporary" ailment but the other, we're told, is permanently disabled from performing police duties. So, we ask why is he on the desk? Can't Duquesne better utilize that twenty+ dollars per hour for another officer on the street? Isn't that what a pension is for?

More taxpayer $$$ goes up in smoke!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

So... What Does Go On In City Hall?

Another report of our Duquesne tax dollars hard at work once again. A little bird tells DDS that just about every day, there is a recreational pow-wow in the city manager's office with many attending. We hear that sometimes this social gathering lasts all the way until lunch.
Hmmm... it's good to be the mayor's son-in-law.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Introducing A New Publication

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Oh the Games the City Plays

We heard through the grapevine that the city (stubby) after firing two police officers, one of which was recently awarded for exceptional service, took steps to deny both men unemployment compensation. Fortunately like most of Krivacek's attempts to screw anybody he can, this one too blew up in his face and the officers were awarded unemployment.
Just don't forget guys, you have to pay Pennsylvania back after you win your federal lawsuit!

Friday, May 2, 2008

To Answer Some of Your Questions...

After listening to some scuttlebutt around town it seems that some people are still unclear about this blog. A few specific questions have arisen about what we've been writing. We'll try to answer them.
Q: Is any of this stuff true?
A: All that we're presented is fact and we have provided as much support documantation as possible. Where we did not actually show the black and white proof, we've provided the clickable link or told how and where to retrieve the documents. As to other accusations, we do have the actual paperwork but can not display it because it is inappropriate or confidential and can (and will) be given to law enforcement for criminal investigation.
Q: Who is doing this?
A: We are locals. We're taxpayers who are tired of seeing our hard-earned money wasted by arrogant and crooked bureaucrats. We live here but work elsewhere and have the right to drive through town without being harassed or have our car windows broken. We are city employees who are sick of being treated like its a privilege to work for the mayor and his council of cronies. We are not criminals or drug dealers but decent, hard-working people who were taught that honestly and integrity mean something. We are tired of being lied to before election day and tired of being taken advantage as our tax dollars are being wasted.
Q: Why are we exposing all this dirty laundry?
A: We are exposing this "stuff" because those who we speak of are not honest, they wouldn't know integrity if it bit them on their backsides. For their offices, they took an oath to serve and well as protect the residents of this town. They have failed this oath as they are only in their offices to stuff their own pockets as they exist under the motto "what's in it for me?" We have shown that without conscience, Krivacek and Adams have betrayed their offices, the citizens they swore to serve and even their own families.
Q: What do we want to accomplish by exposing all of this?
A: We demand the resignation of Mayor Krivacek as he has left the community unprotected by shorting an already stretched police force because of his arrogance and stupidity. He has wasted tens of thousands of dollars on lawsuits that he single-handedly brought against this town and he continues to spend hundreds of dollars on absurd labor arbitrations.
With regard to the Police Chief Adams, we will settle for no less than his removal from city hall in handcuffs charged with case fixing, obstruction of justice and official oppression.
As to who we are, until our goals are accomplished, we'll just remain the "Mystery Antagonists" whose numbers continue to grow.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Let's Recap

So far we have talked about: Bookmaking and pool selling within city hall by a member of the police administration, irresponsible management by the misuse of personnel and manpower leaving the taxpayers inadequately protected by a short staffed police force, waste of taxpayer monies and city resources for the payment of lawsuits and needless union arbitrations, nepotism and favoritism, back-room political appointments that don’t benefit the residents but only further the “old boy” atmosphere on council, questionable relationships between the police administration and some residents as the chief’s cell phone rings when some get into trouble, the mayor and the Police Chief, both of whom should be beyond all reproach are discovered to have had affairs that produced children while they were married, the willful destruction of evidence in the case of a city employee who committed a criminal drug offense, case fixing and outright obstruction of justice by the police chief in a criminal case involving his friend, and (last but certainly not least) we discovered a business relationship between the mayor’s son and a Florida drug dealer who is visited yearly by our police chief while on vacation .

Let's see, have we left anything out?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Is This a Future Sign of the Times?

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Drugs, Money, Paper Companies & Duquesne City Hall

Experts say that we are all connected to one another in some way. Well, we found some very interesting connections that start in Duquesne, go all the way to Florida and then back to the Pittsburgh area again.

Duquesne is the current home to Mayor Philip T. Krivacek, Chief of Police Richard S. Adams, and former home to Carl Begovich, a classmate of Lefty Adams and seemingly life-long friend.
Begovich and others were federally indicted under the RICO Act for transporting one-half million to three-quarters of a million dollars worth of marijuana between Pittsburgh (Duquesne?), Chicago and Tampa in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. (click here to view the Federal Court docket at: and go to page 8, section 74.)

Every summer, police chief Richard Adams goes to Florida to visit Begovich and stays as his guest in Begovich's condo.

Today Begovich along with his wife Bonita and others have a number of businesses registered across the State of Florida. It's interesting that all of the businesses registered are “inactive” according to the Florida Department of Corporations. Those businesses are: Home Sound Ventures, Inc., Atlantic Integrated Controls, LLC, Secure Controls BTS, Inc., VF Professional Services, Inc., and Dimensional Imaging, Inc.

Listed on the Florida corporation’s paperwork as the Title Manager for Secure Controls and Atlantic Integrated Controls is Philip C. Krivacek of Venetia, Pa. who is the son of Duquesne Mayor Philip T. Krivacek (from his first marriage).
To see it for yourself, click here: Under "Document Searches", click on "Corporation/Trademark", then click on "Inquire by officer/Regestered Agent Name" then type in Krivacek. The first two listed you will see are "Philip C. Krivacek." Also note the "Registered Agent Name and Address" for those listings.
Don't touch that dial... we're just getting started. There's plenty more where this came from!