Monday, April 30, 2012
Talib Ghafoor, 56, and Faquar Holland, 39, today appeared in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.
Two former Pittsburgh Police detectives entered pleas today in connection to a 2011 prostitution sting at a Moon hotel. District Attorney spokesman Michael Manko said Faquar Holland, 39, of Charleroi, pleaded guilty to one count of promoting prostitution. His former partner Talib Kevin Ghafoor, 56, pleaded no contest to one count of participating in corrupt activities. Holland was sentenced to one-year probation. Ghafoor was sentenced to one year of house arrest, Manko said. Both Holland and Ghafoor appeared today in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Ghafoor, who resigned from the Pittsburgh Police department in 2008 after a 20-year career, was charged by Moon Police in connection to a Moon-area prostitution ring, according to …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Talib Kevin Ghafoor and Faquar Holland will appear in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
The non-jury trials of two former Pittsburgh Police detectives charged with operating a prostitution ring have been postponed until April. Talib Kevin Ghafoor, 56, and Faquar Holland, 39, will appear before Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel April 30 for non-jury trials. Ghafoor, who resigned from the Pittsburgh Police department in 2008 after a 20-year career, is charged with promoting prostitution, conspiracy and corrupt organizations in connection to a Moon-area prostitution ring, according to court records. Moon Police first arrested him in March 2011 after police said he drove his fiance to a township hotel to have sex with an undercover detective in exchange for money. Holland, who was Ghafoor's partner in the Pittsburgh Police …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Patch takes a look ahead at news and events in Moon Township for the week of March 13, 2012.
1. Guys and Dolls opens at Moon Area High School Moon Area High School will present Guys and Dolls at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, which are available at the door, are $10 for seniors and students and $12 for adults. Check back with Patch for coverage. 2. Women's History Month events scheduled at RMU Robert Morris University students can take part in the "Love and Be Loved" campaign to combat domestic violence. The event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the university's Nicholson Center, features a T-shirt sale that will benefit the Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. The event is held in honor of March's Women's History Month. Click here for a glimpse of other women's history …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Patch gives you a weekly rundown of what's going on in Moon.
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Monday, September 12, 2011
The Moon Area School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 tonight in the high school meeting room. Click the media on this article to view a copy of the meeting's agenda. Check back with Patch bright and early Tuesday morning for complete coverage. Two former Pittsburgh Police detectives charged by Moon Police in connection to a prostitution ring face hearings this week. Faquar Holland, 39, of Charleroi, will face a formal arraignment Thursday in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Talib Kevin Ghafoor, 55, of East Liberty, will appear for a formal arraignment Friday in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Click the links to read more about the incidents. The Tigers will host Hopewell at home at 7 p.m. Friday…
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Talib Kevin Ghafoor waives his preliminary hearing today in Coraopolis District Court.
A former Pittsburgh narcotics detective will face a jury trial on charges that he operated a Moon prostitution ring. Talib Kevin Ghafoor, 55, of East Liberty, today waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Coraopolis District Court. Moon Police charged him in June with organizing the ring and purchasing online advertisements for prostitutes. Ghafoor's defense attorney, Frank Walker, said his client decided to waive the hearing after negotiations with the prosecution. "It was in the best interest of my client," Walker said. "We are looking forward to appearing before a jury." Ghafoor declined to comment, but he stood alongside Walker as the attorney addressed media representatives after the hearing. "I believe that when you fight, …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Moon Police charge Faquar "Terry" Holland with purchasing online prostitution ads.
A second former Pittsburgh narcotics detective charged by Moon Police with orchestrating a prostitution ring waived his right to a preliminary hearing today. Faquar "Terry" Holland, 38, of Charleroi, appeared briefly in Coraopolis District Court this afternoon without an attorney. His formal arraignment is scheduled for July 12 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. Holland declined to comment while leaving court this afternoon. Holland, who resigned from the Pittsburgh Police department in 2007, has been charged alongside his former police partner, 55-year-old Talib Kevin Ghafoor, with organizing a prostitution ring and purchasing online prostitution ads. Moon Police charged Holland last week with a felony count of promoting …