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Former Salesman Gets Probation for Role in Lower Southampton Corruption Probe

Former Salesman Gets Probation for Role in Lower Southampton Corruption Probe | Newtown Area News | Scoop.it

A former outdoor sign salesman will serve probation for lying to federal investigators about intended bribe payments that former Lower Southampton public officials sought in exchange for promises of a favorable outcome for an electronic billboard proposal.

 

U.S. District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter sentenced Robert DeGoria, 39, of Hamilton, New Jersey, to two years of probation and $3,100 in fines and fees last week. DeGoria, who pleaded guilty last year to one count of false statement, had faced a potential sentence of up to six months in prison.

 

His sentence is slightly less than the 30 months of probation and $5,000 fine that Pratter gave former Lower Southampton solicitor Michael J. Savona, who also pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities about his knowledge of a $10,000 proposed bribe former public officials sought from DeGoria. Savona also must complete 150 hours of community service.

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Related story:

  • “Ex-solicitor charged with lying to FBI in Lower Southampton corruption probe”: http://sco.lt/7rYeu0
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Neshaminy School Student Art on Display on "Middletown M" Outdoor Electronic "Billboard"

Neshaminy School Student Art on Display on "Middletown M" Outdoor Electronic "Billboard" | Newtown Area News | Scoop.it

Art crafted by students at all district schools will be on display over the next several months on the Middletown M monument, a large electronic advertising structure that replaced a vacant transmission shop at the corner of Business Route 1 and Bristol Oxford Valley Road in Middletown.

The visual art show will be shown several times a day and is a cooperative effort between Neshaminy and the M’s owner, Catalyst Experiential.

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Further Reading:

  • “Catalyst Outdoor Advertising Paid Kickback to Lower Southhampton Solicitor. The Same Company Made Two Pitches to the Newtown BOS in 2016”; http://sco.lt/8AlwYL
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A Large Electronic Billboard – Touted as “the Middleown Monument” – is Being Erected at Intersection of Route 1 and Oxford Valley Road Near Wawa!

A Large Electronic Billboard – Touted as “the Middleown Monument” – is Being Erected at Intersection of Route 1 and Oxford Valley Road Near Wawa! | Newtown Area News | Scoop.it

A spot in Middletown on its border with Falls will soon be an electronic fountain of information.

 

Catalyst Outdoor Advertising of Newtown Square, Delaware County, is erecting a large electronic billboard called the Middletown Monument at the corner of Business Route 1 and Bristol Oxford Valley Road, less than a half-mile from the Oxford Valley Mall.

 

The "monument" will replace a transmission repair shop at the site that had been closed for several years and was considered an eyesore by many. Catalyst Founding Partner Thaddeus Bartkowski said the project should be completed early next month.

 

It will consist of a 45-foot-high M and T, standing for Middletown Township. Attached will be a 480-square-foot horizontal screen and two 450 square-foot vertical screens flashing various community or township informational messages — or paid advertisements from companies — every few seconds. One of the screens will be seen by motorists or walking or biking pedestrians approaching the intersection from three different directions, Bartkowski said.

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Note that Catalyst Outdoor salesman Robert DeGoria and Michael J. Savona, former Lower Southampton solicitor, each pleaded guilty to one count of false statements in U.S. District Court in March, 2018 (story here).

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