Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pittsburgh mayor's profile wanes with feds' probe

July 07. 2013 12:36PM
Associated Press

Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle

(AP) Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl seemed to be everywhere seven years ago when he became the youngest mayor of a major U.S. city at age 26. He even wound up on "Late Night with David Letterman."

But now Ravenstahl rarely makes public appearances and is quitting when his term ends this year. When he is in public, he nearly always cuts and runs if reporters ask questions about a federal grand jury investigation that appears to be focusing on him.

Investigators won't say what it's about. But witnesses including Ravenstahl's bodyguards say it has to do with a slush fund that has already cost the police chief his job and whether the bodyguards spend too much time with Ravenstahl when he's out on the town.

Ravenstahl and his attorney deny wrongdoing.

Associated Press

comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Mortgage Minute

Search for New & Used Cars

Used New All

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals

Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds