A top prosecutor from Pennsylvania who earned $130,000 was demoted and branded ‘selfish and stupid’ after being caught making DoorDash deliveries instead of working on cases.
Gregg Shore, 49, first assistant district attorney in Bucks County, outside of Philadelphia, was a 10-year veteran of the office who had prosecuted some of the toughest criminal cases in the state.
But unknown to his superiors, in the last few months he had been using public time to top up his generous salary with his side hustle as a food delivery courier.
He was caught by an eagle-eyed member of the public, demoted to deputy, docked $22,000 on his pay and forced to forfeit vacation time to pay back the hours lost.
Public records showed that he previously earned $129,474.
DoorDash pays its ‘Dasher’ drivers between $2-10 per delivery, plus tips.
Gregg Shore, pictured in 2017 discussing the murder trial of Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz, has been demoted from first assistant district attorney for Bucks County, Pennsylvania, after being caught making DoorDash deliveries on county time
Shore, a ten-year veteran of the office, has been docked $22,000 in pay and made to pay back the time lost when he was doing his side hustle, despite earning nearly $130,000
Shore apologized and said he took the job due to ‘personal circumstances’ and that he had let the citizens of the county down
The attorney took a part time job with the food delivery app DoorDash, (pictured in a stock photo) to earn some cash on the side
Drivers for DoorDash (pictured in a stock image), make between $2-10 per delivery plus tips
District Attorney Matthew Weintraub, said in a statement to The Philadelphia Inquirer today, that Shore’s actions were ‘indefensible, thoughtless, selfish, and so stupid.
He added: ‘It makes no sense. … I don’t know why he did this, but I am so angry and upset. It shows a lack of leadership and is the reason I have decided to demote him.’
Shore was caught when he was spotted by a member of the public who told his office.
He admitted making the deliveries during office hours when he should be working on public cases.
The attorney apologized and said he had been forced to make the choice due to ‘personal circumstances’.
Matthew Weintraub, the Bucks County district attorney, pictured in 2017, said that Shore had been ‘stupid and selfish’
Shore said: ‘I worked a second job delivering food during the pandemic, mostly on nights and weekends, but I sometimes made the incredibly poor decision to do so during the workday. By doing so, I betrayed my colleagues, my boss, and the citizens of Bucks County.’
He has been replaced by Jennifer Schorn, a 22-year veteran of the office.
Weintraub said that Schorn, who previously served as chief of trials for the office, oversees the county’s grand jury investigations and has helped prosecute high-profile cold cases, said: ‘I liken her to a warrior general leading her troops, who are us, into battle against the worst of our enemies.’
Shore worked for four years in the DA’s office between 1996 and 2000.
After working at the Lehigh County Prosecutor’s Office and the state attorney general’s office, he returned to the Bucks County DA’s office in 2015.
Shore was one of the lead prosecutors who brought charges against Cosmo DiNardo (left) who pleaded guilty to all four murders and was sentenced to life in prison in 2018 for the murders of four men on a farm in Pennsylvania. His cousin Sean Kratz, 22, (right) was convicted of first-degree murder and other offenses
He is known for starting the office’s Insurance Fraud Unit and serving as lead prosecutor in 2017’s murder trial of Cosmo DiNardo, and his cousin Sean Krantz, who were accused of murdering four men on a farm in Pennsylvania.
DiNardo pleaded guilty in 2018 in a deal that spared him the death penalty.
All of his recent cases are currently being reassessed.