Federal gambling investigation targets more officers

There are 20 comments on the Jan 15, 2008, Asheville Citizen-Times story titled Federal gambling investigation targets more officers. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The federal government has targeted more law enforcement officers in its sweeping investigation into illegal video gambling in Western North Carolina, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday Those include current ...

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Skidoo1969

United States

#1 Jan 15, 2008
I guess it is what it is.
nvirmnt1

United States

#2 Jan 16, 2008
what about innocent until proven guilty?
ranger

Asheville, NC

#3 Jan 16, 2008
What about TO Protect And Serve!!! People of asheville wake up and smell the coffee, these people are crooks and they wear a badge. They have done wrong and should be made accountable for their actions just like anyone else. No i do not have anything against police officers, but when you put on that badge and take an oath, TO Protect And Serve, then lets do just that, instead we have a den of theieves, in asheville and its time to clean it up.
Bitter EX democrackkk

Morganton, NC

#4 Jan 16, 2008
Cant wait to see "WHO's NEXT"!!!
Ghost dog zimmerman

United States

#5 Jan 16, 2008
Bitter EX democrackkk wrote:
Cant wait to see "WHO's NEXT"!!!
You must be a chick. Chicks love this stupid soap opera stuff.
Mark

Casar, NC

#6 Jan 16, 2008
computer restrictions?
howell

Waynesville, NC

#7 Jan 16, 2008
what is wrong with see girl frind after 20 years it don't sound to good to me.
caerleon

United States

#8 Jan 16, 2008
Ghost dog zimmerman wrote:
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You must be a chick. Chicks love this stupid soap opera stuff.
Your remark shows your ignorance. What ? Only a "chick" would be concerned about abuse of power in elected officials? Are you that short -sighted?

When someone who is elected abuses their power, the people who are ostensibly represented by them suffer.
The loss of confidence in law enforcement breeds a cynicism in the public. Sheriff Duncan is to be commended for cleaning up a Sheriffs Office that desperately needed cleaning.
It's no soap opera when canidates who ran against Medford were harrassed. It's no soap opera when crimes against citizens went uninvestigated. It's no soap opera when Medford used his office like a "Good OLd BOys Club". Your sexist remark shows your lack of intelligence and your loyalyties. Especially since this female writing this eschews soap operas on television.
okiedokie

United States

#9 Jan 16, 2008
dog and pony show!!!!!!!!!! free tickets
call 1800-FBI-IRS#
Tom Serpico

Holly Springs, NC

#10 Jan 16, 2008
Well someone is singing like a canary.
One of the former deputies must have fingered some more officers. Hence, someone gets out of jail and others get arrested.
Onewhowantstokno w

Weaverville, NC

#11 Jan 16, 2008
Are the Feds. gonn reach into Cleveland County and to the Ruppe family?

“BEAT A PAIR OF JACK'S & A FOX ”

Since: Feb 07

ASHEVILLE

#12 Jan 16, 2008
Bitter EX democrackkk wrote:
Cant wait to see "WHO's NEXT"!!!
Hey Hunter, how are you gonna blame the democrakkks for this one?
Johnny Reb

United States

#13 Jan 16, 2008
When everybody involved including a former chief deputy,a couple north Buncombe bar owners, and the crooked DA are put into the slammer justice might be done.By the way,how bout all those pot dealers in Weaverville and Barnardsville who paid off Medford and are paying off the DA to turn the other cheek?Buncombe county gov is crooked to the core.Time for the Feds to clean it up like they did in Cocke county ,Tenn.
Kevin

Lincolnton, NC

#14 Jan 16, 2008
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Medford's Republican friends will find some way of gettin' him off. The good-ol'-boy network can't allow something like this happent one of their own.
Buncha bloody crooks!
southeastsweetie

United States

#15 Jan 16, 2008
Law enforcement in Buncombe and Henderson counties comes very close to Hazzard County!

Where's Bo and Luke Duke when you need them???
TENNESSEE

Savannah, TN

#16 Jan 16, 2008
Duncan says there are no more crooks in office. Paper plainly said there are?
dhawkins

United States

#17 Jan 16, 2008
It is sad to see someone who had power and prestige in the community in the gutters over greed. He doesn't look so pretty and put together as he did in his "heyday". The people who we call on to protect us from lawbreakers is breaking the law himself. How do we teach our children to abide by the law when they see actions such as former sheriff Medford has displayed. They feel that because they wear a badge, it gives them authority to do whatever they please. Sad conditions of our country and government.
ranger

Asheville, NC

#18 Jan 16, 2008
yes and he is one of them
TENNESSEE

Savannah, TN

#19 Jan 16, 2008
One of many......How many more getting off while we center on him? He is getting his day in court, move on get the rest! Or stay centered on one like the paper does. While the others scatter and hide under the cloke!
TENNESSEE

Savannah, TN

#20 Jan 16, 2008
Johnny Reb wrote:
When everybody involved including a former chief deputy,a couple north Buncombe bar owners, and the crooked DA are put into the slammer justice might be done.By the way,how bout all those pot dealers in Weaverville and Barnardsville who paid off Medford and are paying off the DA to turn the other cheek?Buncombe county gov is crooked to the core.Time for the Feds to clean it up like they did in Cocke county ,Tenn.
Oh there were machines in weaverville and Barnardsville too. Not just bar owners. Put the blame on them all not just a select few like the paper does

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