Can't stay silent on issue of casino

Can't stay silent on issue of casino

There are 61 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 6, 2010, titled Can't stay silent on issue of casino. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Quakers have been a part of the Gettysburg area community for over 250 years. We have long concerned ourselves with the quality of life, especially in the historic place where we live, work and worship.

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Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#41 May 7, 2010
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
Ex-Fairfax school official pleads guilty to embezzling $279,000
By Michael Alison Chandler
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, May 6, 2010; 12:47 PM

A former financial officer at the region's top science and technology magnet school pleaded guilty Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to embezzling money from student activities and sports accounts.

Susan Thanh Litwin, 37, who resigned in March after 18 years with the Fairfax County school system, withdrew $279,000 in student funds from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, using most of it to play blackjack in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, court records show.
Adams County Native

Washington, DC

#42 May 7, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05 /06/AR2010050603429.html
Ex-Fairfax school official pleads guilty to embezzling $279,000
By Michael Alison Chandler
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, May 6, 2010; 12:47 PM
A former financial officer at the region's top science and technology magnet school pleaded guilty Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Alexandria to embezzling money from student activities and sports accounts.
Susan Thanh Litwin, 37, who resigned in March after 18 years with the Fairfax County school system, withdrew $279,000 in student funds from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, using most of it to play blackjack in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, court records show.
And Elliot Spitzer used his position and probably taxpayers money to pay for sex with a prostitute. A woman embezzled money to buy friends (in the newspaper this week). When someone has an "addiction" they will find a way to support it. Complain about something other than gambling for a change. You're boring.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#43 May 7, 2010
Adams County Native wrote:
<quoted text>
And Elliot Spitzer used his position and probably taxpayers money to pay for sex with a prostitute. A woman embezzled money to buy friends (in the newspaper this week). When someone has an "addiction" they will find a way to support it. Complain about something other than gambling for a change. You're boring.
Part - 1

Yo Adams County Native, what’s will all that anger towards me, and who’s complaining, isn’t this thread about a casino opening in Adams County, and what does one do in a casino, that’s right, they GAMBLE. And I agree with you when saying when one has an “addiction’ they will find a way to support it, but the compulsive casino gamblers addiction out of all addictions is the most costly.

Here are a few examples:

April, 29, 2004 - JEWISH CENTER LOST $400 GRAND
Lisa Gordon, 35, and her husband, Christopher Gordon, 38, were arrested on April 27 and charged with conspiracy to commit theft and money laundering. The couple is accused of bilking more than $400,000 from the Ruth Hyman Jewish Community a township religious center. The investigation began more than a year ago, according to Robert Honecker, first assistant prosecutor. He said, "They gambled as ‘high rollers’ in Atlantic City, they were receiving comps [complimentary gifts] from the casino, so we [the investigators] began checking it out." They are being charged with second-degree offenses and could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Source: Greater Media Newspapers

May, 26, 2004 - Granny gets 4 years for stealing $1.2M from synagogue.
A federal jury convicted a 74-year-old bookkeeper on charges that she helped embezzle $1.2 million from a synagogue where she worked for almost 40 years. It'll be several years - if ever - before Betty Shusterman can gamble in Atlantic City, Vegas or the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut Prosecutors said. According to officials at Temple Sinai in Dresher, Pa., the money was taken from the synagogue to support her gambling habit.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News

January 12, 2005 - Embezzler receives 38-month sentence.
Michelle Y. Frazier will have no chance at parole for stealing $858,936 from Frankford Candy & Chocolate. The former payroll clerk for a Northeast Philadelphia family-owned candy company was sentenced yesterday to 38 months in prison for embezzling $858,936 and blowing it gambling in Atlantic City. Frazier, a 14-year-employee, created about 2,000 bogus payroll checks ranging from $200 to $500 for employees on vacation or leave. Defense attorney Ronald L. Greenblatt said Frazier's story’s a "real tragedy," she hid her gambling addiction so well that neither co-workers nor her husband and two children knew about her problem.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#44 May 7, 2010
Part - 2
Mar 27, 2005 - Gambling accountant gets 80 months.
A Bucks County accountant who embezzled $7 million from his company to cover gambling debts has been sentenced to 80 months in prison. Stanley P. Szagola, 58, of Richboro, Pa. stole the money over five years while he served as controller at Schiller-Pfeiffer Inc., a Southampton company that makes gardening equipment. Szagola had spent company funds to pay off markers at Atlantic City casinos.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

May 26, 2005 - Executive seized in gambling embezzlement.
A top executive of a real estate settlement company was arrested yesterday in his home in Sicklerville; he’s accused of embezzling $2.6 million from his company and gambling it away in Atlantic City. Authorities believe David Angelo lost about $1.5 million in less than a week playing high-stakes blackjack at several casinos. They say he withdrew money from an escrow account to which he had access and was unable to return it.
Source: Star-Ledger

August 24, 2005 - Former administrator convicted of fraud.
The former administrator of a defunct suburban Pittsburgh nursing home was convicted Tuesday of health care fraud and other charges. Prosecutors accused Martha Bell, 59, of West Mifflin, of doctoring records to cover up defrauding Medicare and Medicaid out of more than $7 million from 1999 to 2003. During her trial, Bell testified that she had traveled to Atlantic City and gambled there but said she did not remember amounts of her wins and losses. In court papers, prosecutors said Bell traveled to the Taj Mahal 28 times between her indictment by a federal grand jury last August and the beginning of her trial in July. They said a Taj Mahal representative informed them that Bell lost more than $300,000 playing slot machines and other games there.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#45 May 7, 2010
Part - 3

These ones are more recent.

December 15, 2009 - Police say gas station manager stole $17,000 to gamble at casino.
Nazareth man caught in hotel after he -- and three days of deposits -- went missing.
Moore Township police have charged a 60-year-old gas station manager with taking three days' worth of deposits -- more than $17,000 -- and police suspect he gambled most of the money.
James M. Martin of 125B Belvidere St., Nazareth, was arraigned before District Judge John Capobianco and is in Northampton County Prison under $25,000 bail on charges of theft and receiving stolen property.
Police said immediately after the discovery of a theft Dec. 7 from the Moorestown Sunoco, Martin couldn't be located. Moore Detective Ricky Knecht eventually found Martin staying at a hotel near the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.
Source: THE MORNING CALL

October 06, 2009 - Slatington man allegedly blows $20,000 at Taj Mahal casino.
A Slatington man allegedly used his employer's credit card to pay for a $20,000 gambling binge at the Trump Taj Mahal casino.
Steven Walker, 37, formerly of the 300 block of Chestnut Street, took his employer's business card -- to be used for buying gas for the truck he drove -- and racked up $19,998.97 at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel in Atlantic City in December, according to court papers.
Source: The Express-Times

January 07, 2009 - Gambling Addiction Causes $4 Million To Be Stolen By Attorney.
The real estate slump didn't hurt Lyndhurst, N.J., solo Michael Rumore. Bad habits did.
On Jan. 2, he admitted to Judge Harry Carroll in Bergen County Superior Court that between April and August 2008, he stole $4 million in mortgage money from about 20 closings and gambled it away at Atlantic City casinos, including the Trump Taj Mahal.
Source: New Jersey Law Journal

September 24, 2009 - Gambling woman admits on-the-job embezzlement.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill.(AP)- Sentencing will be in January for a southwestern Illinois woman who federal prosecutors say stole $266,000 from her workplace and gambled away almost half the money.
Forty-year-old Mary Storer pleaded guilty Wednesday in a federal courtroom in East St. Louis to tax evasion charges and embezzlement from an employee benefit plan.
Source: Associated Press
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#47 May 7, 2010
Part - 5

September 3, 2009 - Sarasota man charged in $36.5 million Ponzi scheme
FL - He gave them incentives to invest more and paid bonuses to those who brought him new investors. At the end of 2? years, when everything came apart, Diamond had taken more than $36.5 million from 200 investors, according to a criminal complaint. He also lost hundreds of thousands of dollars gambling in Las Vegas. Now Diamond, 31, faces charges of fraud and money laundering.
Source: www2.tbo.com / The Tampa Tribune

September 3, 2009 - Woman accused of stealing $45,000.
WI - A 45-year-old Nekoosa woman officials say stole more than $45,000 from her sister's business is facing a felony charge... While going through bank records, Miller noticed numerous transactions at the Rainbow Casino in Nekoosa, including $34,303.47 in debit card transactions,$8,961.81 in credit card... Transactions,$4,923.45 in unauthorized online account transactions and $2,564.11 in unauthorized checks...
Source: www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com / Daily Tribune Staff

Feb. 10, 2010 - Wisconsin man indicted over $3.75 million Las Vegas gambling debt.
A Wisconsin man has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with gambling markers totaling $3.75 million at two Las Vegas casinos.
Christian Peterson is charged with drawing and passing a check without sufficient funds with intent to defraud, presumptions to defraud and theft, according to an indictment unsealed last week in Clark County District Court.
Source: Las Vegas Sun

Feb 23, 2010 - Lawyer Accused of Stealing $2.4M from Corporate Client, Gambling It Away.
A Milwaukee lawyer has been charged with embezzling more than $2.4 million from a corporate client and losing most of it at a casino.
Lawyer Thomas Koch, 46, was charged with embezzling the money from Dallas company Affiliated Computer Services over the course of five years.
Koch’s lawyer, Steve Kohn, said his client no longer practices law and is in treatment for a gambling addiction. "He couldn't stop himself," Kohn said, "That's the sad truth here."
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#46 May 7, 2010
Part - 4

October 20, 2009 - Father Dunne Pleads Guilty to Stealing $432,000, In Return for Reduced Sentence.
Father Patrick Dunne, the former priest of Our Lady of Sorrows since 1991, before he was removed by the Archdiocese of New York in December,2007 when an Archdiocese investigation discovered that over $400,000 (said to actually total over $2,000,000 according to Archdiocese sources), was missing from the OLS parish, strode into court to stand beside his attorney, Richard Ferrante.
Within twenty minutes, Dunne had left the court, having pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, admitting he stole $432,000 from the church. He will be sentenced January 12,2009. Judge Jeffrey A. Cohen said that incarceration for six months, plus 5 months probation, plus community service time on condition of continued treatment for the priest's gambling addiction was under consideration.
Source: WPCNR WHITE PLAINS LAW JOURNAL.

March 27, 2009 - Gambler Who Sued Casinos Going to Prison for Theft
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.(AP)- Go directly to jail; do not pass go, do not collect $20 million. That's the sad ending to the tale of a disbarred New York City attorney who sued casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, arguing they knew she was a compulsive gambler and did nothing to stop her from losing nearly $1 million.
Now Arelia Taveras is in jail for stealing clients' money to finance her gambling, most of which was in the seaside resort city that gave streets in the Monopoly board game their names. She pleaded guilty Monday in a New York court to stealing $130,000 from her clients' accounts and is expected to be sentenced next month to between three and nine years in prison.
Source: The Associated Press

September 1, 2009 - Bellagio: Indicted billionaire owes $258,480 gambling debt
NV - Billionaire R. Allen Stanford is escorted into a federal courthouse Monday, June 29, 2009, in Houston. Stanford was indicted on charges alleging he swindled investors out of $7 billion. One month before his financial empire was shut down by regulators, Texas billionaire Robert Allen Stanford was running up a quarter-million-dollar gambling debt in Las Vegas, a lawsuit filed by a casino shows. Stanford was indicted in June in what the U.S. Justice Department called a $7 billion global investment scheme to defraud investors.
Source: www.lasvegassun.com

September 1, 2009 - WM woman charged with insurance fraud.
PA - Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett has filed criminal charges against a West Mifflin woman who is accused of submitting nearly $36,000 in fictitious cancer treatment claims to her insurance company. Stanesic allegedly contacted insurance company Aflac by e-mail on May 8, 2008, and "revealed herself as a compulsive gambler with financial problems and admitted submitting fraudulent claims."
Source: www.zwire.com / Daily News
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#48 May 7, 2010
Part - 6

Gambling Daddys

1 -
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2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Seniors Gambling
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Spouses and Compulsive Gamblers

1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

5 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Youth Gambling

1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Famous people who have a Gambling Problem

1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

4- http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Casinos being sued by compulsive gamblers

1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...

DON'T STOP GAMBLING

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Signs of a gambling problem

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Down the Drain

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Christians and Gambling&#8207;

When I looked up the word Christian this is what I found!
1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings.
3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus; Christlike.
4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
5. Showing a loving concern for others; humane.
Open this link http://www.youtube.com/watch... and check out what the 'MAIN MAN' thinks about this so-called form of entertainment.

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#49 May 7, 2010
*Nobody* is going to read all of that. Everyone knows it's just more cut and paste nonsense with no relevance.
Brian Westbrook

Gettysburg, PA

#50 May 7, 2010
Even the No Casino group has washed their hands of Kearney... Just scroll past his crap and move on to the next legitimate post.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#51 May 7, 2010
What’s with these pro-casino supporters? Why wouldn’t they want the residents of Adams County to know the real ill-effects of casino gambling? They say my posts have no RELEVANCE, and are not LEGITIMATE, yet they have not once proven me wrong. And why they keep referring to the No Casino group not wonting anything to do with me is beyond me, and that’s because I may have talked a few times at their functions but I have never been a part of their movement. And to be honest with you I’m not looking to be and that’s because I’ve been down that road back in 2006. Back then I reached out to NCG group in hope they would start a platform that would have educated our clueless politicians, media, and citizens throughout our state on the real ill-effects of casino gambling. But when Gettysburg didn’t get a casino they all jumped ship and when it happens this time they will do it again, and you know what I’ll be doing, the same thing I been doing before our Gaming Law passed. I’ll be fighting for all Pennsylvanians who are today and who in the near future will be felling those ill-effects that none of you pro-casino supporters have proven me wrong about.

Now with that said how about you Pro and No Casino supporters put down your stones and prove what I’m saying has no RELEVANCE and LEGITIMACY.

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#52 May 7, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
<quoted text>
I’m a little confused by you saying,‘First of all, I'm not "FOR" or "AGAINST" the casino’ and the reason I say this is because all of your posts have always supported having a casino in Adams County. Now with that said, can you explain what you meant in your post #15 when answering my 2nd question, which was on your opinion on how LeVan would feel about sending his patrons CASINO MONTHLY STATEMENTS? Here’s your answer,‘We don't have a problem with that.’ So my question to you is who’s the WE?
What say you Mr. I’m not for or against the casino?
Billy Boy, just about everyone, both "NO" or "PRO", does not have a problem with a casino giving monthly statements - but only if the people in power in Harrisburg pass the appropriate rules and regulations to make it manditory.
Under the current rules, a weak willed person (Compulsive Gambler) such as you were, has to live or die with the gambling decisions that they make. "BIG BROTHER" doesn't have to protect them, that's just the way it is!

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#53 May 7, 2010
Bill, you have been proven wrong at every turn, you just choose to ignore and deny it.

NCG didn't want anythying to do with you for the same reason you got booted from other forums - you're crass and indignant.

You can continue to do the same thing over and over again, and as long as you do so, nobody will listen.

Those ill-effects you speak of are *all* due to a lack of self-control and personal responsibility. Nobody forces anyone to gamble.
Bill Kearney

Philadelphia, PA

#54 May 7, 2010
JustMyHonestOpinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Billy Boy, just about everyone, both "NO" or "PRO", does not have a problem with a casino giving monthly statements - but only if the people in power in Harrisburg pass the appropriate rules and regulations to make it manditory.
Under the current rules, a weak willed person (Compulsive Gambler) such as you were, has to live or die with the gambling decisions that they make. "BIG BROTHER" doesn't have to protect them, that's just the way it is!
When you say 'BIG BROTHER" are you referring to the casino operators tracking their patrons time and money spent gambling or are you referring to our government officials who made casino gambling legal in order to fill tax coffers?

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#55 May 7, 2010
Nothing like begging for protection against your own stupidity. If you're stupid enough to gamble away all of your money you've got nobody to blame but yourself.

Next thing you know we'll be hearing about laws against beer companies for turning people into alcoholics.
U did kid me

Lancaster, PA

#56 May 7, 2010
Bill...do the one where you say "there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Bill Kearney". That one makes me laugh for hours. Cut and paste that one! Please please please. What say you sheriff?

Since: Jan 09

Hanover

#57 May 7, 2010
Bill Kearney wrote:
<quoted text>
When you say 'BIG BROTHER" are you referring to the casino operators tracking their patrons time and money spent gambling or are you referring to our government officials who made casino gambling legal in order to fill tax coffers?
I'll use your "copy & paste" method again.
I guess you can take it either way you want. Neither of them have any actual responsibility to protect someone from themselves. The "BUCK" stops with the person doing the gambling, right, wrong, or otherwise.
psers are union goons

AOL

#58 May 7, 2010
LogicPrevails wrote:
*Nobody* is going to read all of that. Everyone knows it's just more cut and paste nonsense with no relevance.
You're right , Bill did a lot of posting for someone to read. I've probably read them all and he's telling the truth. If there is any way to keep you in a casino and take all your money , Bill has it on his sights. I know people that gamble on a limit of twenty bucks and they consider it fun. It's an addiction to all the bells and whistles and they don't mind throwing twenty bucks away. Millions a week for what ? fun for you and everyone else that doesn't know where the money is going.

How about that guy in California on lottery ?, how many hundred million did he win and how much did the gangsters get . How many million tickets were sold in each state ?

Are they still painting the balls in Harrisburg yet. Yeh, Lanta's in trouble ,cause the money's being ripped off. Close Lanta down and all the drivers with it.
psers are union goons

AOL

#59 May 7, 2010
LogicPrevails wrote:
Bill, you have been proven wrong at every turn, you just choose to ignore and deny it.
NCG didn't want anythying to do with you for the same reason you got booted from other forums - you're crass and indignant.
You can continue to do the same thing over and over again, and as long as you do so, nobody will listen.
Those ill-effects you speak of are *all* due to a lack of self-control and personal responsibility. Nobody forces anyone to gamble.
Bill was never booted off any other forum , John was and so was Wisdum
deathblow

Enschede, Netherlands

#60 Sep 15, 2010
Bill was booted off of a site called
Fishtown.us
Look it up. He was thrown off of there after threatening many people on there. He told one person on there that he knew where they lived and was going to show up at their door. Its a fact. Look it up.

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