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Mr. Jeff Habay

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  • Fox Chapel Area High School
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Jeff Habay of ..., 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
Jeff Habay of Shaler, who in 2007 pleaded no contest to charges related to the use of legislative staff in re-election bids).
Ethics panel faults Habay, 18 June 2004 [cached]
Jeff Habay violated state ethics laws by using legislative staffers to campaign for him while they were supposed to be working for the state, according to a harsh report released yesterday.He was ordered to pay nearly $13,000 in restitution.
The State Ethics Commission report called into question not only Habay's accounting and campaigning methods, but also his truthfulness.
Habay, 38, of Shaler, a deputy Republican whip, denied the assertions and said he's not paying restitution for now.He said he hopes to appeal the decision to Commonwealth Court.
The case has been referred to the state attorney general's office for possible prosecution, and also will be reviewed by the House Ethics Committee.
"Habay certainly has discretion as to management of staff.However, Habay may not use his position to direct district office employees to perform campaign or political activity during Commonwealth working hours, which is precisely what he did," the commission said.
Habay was on the offensive yesterday, blaming a handful of disgruntled former employees with whom he's had legal troubles dating back four years, as well as a Pittsburgh labor attorney who sits on the State Ethics Commission and the commission itself.
"They have some real dubious characters," Habay, a nine-year veteran of the Legislature, said of his former office workers.
He also suggested that the Ethics Commission dislikes him because he put his name to legislation that reformed the state's open records laws.
More than anyone, Habay blamed George Radich and his wife, Rebecca, of Shaler.
In 2002, the Radiches got the attention of the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, claiming Habay had improperly recorded campaign expenses and failed to account for funds that were spent by his staff in 1998.
Habay said the Radiches were just sore over Rebecca's dismissal, but George Radich, an Allegheny County Port Authority employee, said Habay "needs to realize that he's responsible for his own actions, and he needs to stop blaming everyone else." Habay said the Radiches were just sore over Rebecca's dismissal, but George Radich, an Allegheny County Port Authority employee, said Habay "needs to realize that he's responsible for his own actions, and he needs to stop blaming everyone else."
Eventually, the State Ethics Commission launched its own investigation, which concluded that Habay's infractions mainly stemmed from two fund-raisers, and also said Habay knowingly used his state-paid staff to make campaign-related phone calls and stuff envelopes in 1999 and 2000.
The commission was particularly skeptical of Habay's defense.
"Habay is not a credible witness," the report said, and he "either did not answer questions posed by the investigative division or gave evasive or nonresponsive answers."
"Contrary to Habay's assertion that he did not use his [district office] for campaign/election activities, seven credible witnesses" testified that was the case.The report then named the witnesses, the Radiches among them.
Rather than rallying around Habay, Republican leadership yesterday expressed disappointment with him.
Habay's got some very serious problems there that he's going to have to come to grips with."
Smith said he'll pass the report on to the House Ethics Committee and await recommendations from that panel on whether any sanctions should be taken against Habay.
The initial ethics commission decision came in March, but Habay appealed it, meaning the case returned to the commission for an appeal review.
Habay's petition for reconsideration was formally denied this month, and the commission waited a week before releasing its full investigation.
Habay, a graduate of Fox Chapel Area High School and American University, also is vice chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee.
(The Associated Press contributed.
News Archive, 22 April 2007 [cached]
Habay trying for plea bargain to avoid 2nd trial Prosecutors and defense attorneys for former state Rep.Jeff Habay will try today to reach a plea agreement under which the already convicted lawmaker can avoid a second trial.
Habay sentenced, resigns from Legislature State Rep.Jeff Habay was sentenced today to 6 to 12 months for his conviction of making his staff do campaign work on state time.
Jeff Habay is expected to begin today on 21 charges related to political activities, including seven felony counts.
Contest for Habay Seat Heats Up Speculation continues in suburban Pittsburgh as local Republicans await a final verdict on the political future of embattled State Representative Jeff Habay.
Mike Dolan, a former Allegheny County GOP operative and grandson of the founder of Federated Investors appears to be bypassing the possibility of a special election process and touting his desire to run in the Primary or General against either Habay or the winner of the special election - even if that winner is a Republican.
Anderson is clearly playing a wait and see approach to the war between county and local party while Cessar's past support for Dave Shutter could lead to support for Vulakovich only after Habay is eliminated from contention.
No matter Slots revenue forecast looks high to some Former COG director sued Onorato favors touch-screen voting Onorato settles on an electronic voting machine Democrats urge Allegheny County to put off purchase of new voting machines Veon Paisley in dead heat, poll shows Habay rejects guilty plea in fake anthrax case Washington Co. buys touch-screen voting machines City maxing out tax breaks Council vote backs civil liberties County seeking land swap with state Governor to receive award from LVC This time, Schaeffer seeking GOP nod Commissioners cut funds Village tax dispute nearer to court Opponents of school expansion get help from local GOP leader Avoca man running for 118th Pa. House seat; veteran Tom Tigue is retiring Political affairs calendar Local Green Party preps for convention Scavello open re-election campaign Two Democrats vie to unseat Scavello An electrician's contacts generate political sparks Callahan urges passage of Martin Tower zoning change Fattah eyes fund for 'l
Habay gets 6 to 12 months, resigns from House seat Many lining up for run at Habay's House seatLawmaker resigns after sentencing Rep.Habay resigns from Legislature Bill Scranton drops out race for Pa. governor Scranton quits governor race Scranton drops out of race for governor Scranton quits governor's race Scranton drops out of race for governor Scranton's withdrawal from the race sets up Super matchup The stage is set for Swann, Rendell Scranton sings his Swann song
Hart Smith throws hat into political ring Ambridge again will request fiscal help from state Council election set Retired Shaler cop to seek Habay's seat Some area lawmakers big fans of arena plan O'Connor chooses old friend Dennis J. Regan for key post Wecht could be in for a bigger payday Wecht lawyers, fed prosecutors meet
Everything about Martin 4-0-4, 2 Oct 1996 [cached]
Jeff Habay Jeff Habay is a Pennsylvania state representative convicted of campaign violations. Habay, a Republican, was convicted of improperly having legislative staff do campaign work on state time. Former employees testified that Habay forced them to make campaign calls and check polls, as well as do a court records check on a reporter. Habay faces another trial for an alledged self-perpetrated anthrax scare.
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PA League of Cities & Municipalities -- House and Senate Leaders and Local Government Committee Members, 2 July 2004 [cached]
Jeffrey Habay - Subcommittee Chairman on Second Class Cities, Counties
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