North Side businessman sentenced for false PFA against commander

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man whose business was closed in a city zoning dispute must serve two years’ probation for filing a false protection-from-abuse order against a Pittsburgh police commander.

A judge Monday also fined 46-year-old Andrew Lee $2,500 and ordered no contact with Cmdr. RaShall Brackney, who contends Lee sent her harassing texts and lied about having a romantic relationship with her.

Lee sought the PFA in May 2012, claiming Brackney threatened to “do whatever it takes to get him” after he ended their alleged relationship. DA’s investigators and a judge who rejected the PFA request determined there was no relationship.

Lee owned a cigar shop with an after-hours club upstairs that drew nuisance complaints and was foreclosed upon this month after being closed for zoning violations.

Brackney denied orchestrating the zoning issues, as Lee claimed.

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