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AG: 16 charged in connection with alleged illegal gambling operation in McKeesport

There are 1066 comments on the WPXI story from Sep 5, 2013, titled AG: 16 charged in connection with alleged illegal gambling operation in McKeesport. In it, WPXI reports that:

Charges have been filed against more than a dozen people accused of being involved in alleged illegal gambling operation in the McKeesport area, authorities said.

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mike ference

Pittsburgh, PA

#190 Sep 18, 2013
Allegheny Agony wrote:
I was in touch briefly with Jane Orie during the gaming influx . She seemed very bright and knowledgable about the ills of gaming . Only from reading I heard about the Orie's and the Zappala family. Something wrong about her and her sisters getting jail time for using state money for campaigns . I had thought she was on her way to be governor . The wagons are only starting to circle around Western Pa .
I too was in touch with Jane Orie. The Zappala Crime Family may soon be history. Although plenty of people who fear these Sicilian Scoundrels, the same could be said about Capone, Lucchiono and all the others. Time may be up for the Zappalas. They have made asses out of anyone who pins on a badge or swears allegiance to this country.
John

Reading, PA

#191 Sep 18, 2013
Allegheny Agony wrote:
Video Poker machine Raid Was Selective
It was Monday morning , George Washington's birthday , and video poker machines across the lehigh Valley were stuffed with hundereds of thousands of dollars from the weekends take . While many Lehigh valley residents were still in bed , federal agents and state troopers swept through the region in one of the biggest video poker raids ever conducted locally . In a strike that lasted most of the day , an estimated 100 Internal Revenue Service Agents and 260 state troopers seized more than 400 video poker machines .
10 video poker machines were taken from one local social club . They were there for about ten years or more . The money went legal in the stock market and gave some people a very nice retirement package . Better than trying to make an honest investment .
Allegheny Agony

Reading, PA

#192 Sep 19, 2013
Obviously Gergely wouldn't turn the letter over to the cops investigating criminal activity . Stevie Wonder could tell the letter was a set up . Her husband lost all his money on Porky's machines ? No last name , no ID on the letter . "she doesn't know we're connected" Kane needs more than this to go to court .
Big so what

Mckeesport, PA

#193 Sep 19, 2013
Allegheny Agony wrote:

The Pagans were kept around as enforcers . They did their own thing also . The police knew and looked the other way . It's money and could go all the way to the state house

AND

Gergely wouldn't turn the letter over to the cops investigating criminal activity . Stevie Wonder could tell the letter was a set up . Her husband lost all his money on Porky's machines ? No last name , no ID on the letter . "she doesn't know we're connected" Kane needs more than this to go to court . the state house .
Harry

West Mifflin, PA

#194 Sep 19, 2013
Allegheny Agony wrote:
Obviously Gergely wouldn't turn the letter over to the cops investigating criminal activity . Stevie Wonder could tell the letter was a set up . Her husband lost all his money on Porky's machines ? No last name , no ID on the letter . "she doesn't know we're connected" Kane needs more than this to go to court .
This is how the smart law enforcement force works with dumb people involved.
You're right anyone with any intelligence ( besides a state rep ) would have know this lady named "Barb" was a set up ,knowning a phone call would be made. Why would the (agent ) Barb identify herself as a agent from the AG's office? If I got a letter from some strange person asking for help trying to track down a guy named Porky,I would toss i and forget about it knowning that someone was setting me up... It's one thing to elect an crooked official into office, but a stupid one? One shouldnt be ejected from office doing stupid stuff, but being that stupid should tell people the intelligence that runs this state.
Allegheny Agony

Reading, PA

#195 Sep 19, 2013
Harry wrote:
<quoted text>This is how the smart law enforcement force works with dumb people involved.
You're right anyone with any intelligence ( besides a state rep ) would have know this lady named "Barb" was a set up ,knowning a phone call would be made. Why would the (agent ) Barb identify herself as a agent from the AG's office? If I got a letter from some strange person asking for help trying to track down a guy named Porky,I would toss i and forget about it knowning that someone was setting me up... It's one thing to elect an crooked official into office, but a stupid one? One shouldnt be ejected from office doing stupid stuff, but being that stupid should tell people the intelligence that runs this state.
Explained nicely , better than I could put in words . There is one state rep I will e-mail when I get a chance . Rosemary Brown from my neck of the woods . She said "she wasn't a politician" when she was asked to run for rep. Now that she is a politician she has her mind set on important things , like pensions,strikes, pay , roads , bridges . "It's everyones responsibility" , sounds like someone we need in Harrisburg . I'll stay in touch if I get a response with anything she can tell me . We don't need anymore newborn bred in the womb politicians . I hope she doesn't disappoint.
Observation Deck

Fombell, PA

#196 Sep 20, 2013
Nick Perry wrote:
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I agree with you. At this time, I rather see the focus on the Mob Valley and its Porky McKeesport headquarters.
Agree.
Secret Hand Cards

Mckeesport, PA

#197 Sep 20, 2013
Big so what wrote:
Gergely wouldn't turn the letter over to the cops investigating criminal activity . Stevie Wonder could tell the letter was a set up . Her husband lost all his money on Porky's machines ? No last name , no ID on the letter . "she doesn't know we're connected" Kane needs more than this to go to court . the state house.
For some strange reason some following this saga seem to think that AG Kane is basing her allegations and case only on the 134 page search warrant affidavit findings. I doubt that because more than one person was subpoenaed to testify in front of the State Grand Jury. Only the State GJ panel and the AG know how many more indictments this GJ might precipitate, if any.

I tend to speculate that AG Kane has much more evidence and testimony which will be timely revealed and metered out for maximum impact. The 134 page affidavit alludes to informants and some might suspect more embedded "sting" operations not yet revealed could surface.

IMO there could be many more strange and surprising spins and twists to Operation Pork Chop. The grilled has not even beem ignited yet IMO.

It could take another month or so for things to come into focus. I would speculate a trial sometimes in 2014 unless many plea bargain.
Allegheny Agony

Reading, PA

#198 Sep 22, 2013
Big so what wrote:
Allegheny Agony wrote:
The Pagans were kept around as enforcers . They did their own thing also . The police knew and looked the other way . It's money and could go all the way to the state house
AND
Gergely wouldn't turn the letter over to the cops investigating criminal activity . Stevie Wonder could tell the letter was a set up . Her husband lost all his money on Porky's machines ? No last name , no ID on the letter . "she doesn't know we're connected" Kane needs more than this to go to court . the state house .
Why the repeat Big ? Pgans are in hiding and all paranoid over years of drug use . That makes them still dangerous . Stay armed my friend .
slick-50

United States

#200 Sep 23, 2013
It's funny how you all got what you had coming and I got to see it haha thought you was funny remember me?

“Change is the only constant”

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#201 Sep 23, 2013
Allegheny Agony wrote:
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Please don't tell me we're going to hear next about corruption and crime in the Pa turnpike and toll colection agency ?
Actually, I'd prefer a coherent explanation of why no one was -really- prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law regarding the copper theft at the water department. Busted cold and found guilty but ... business goes on as usual. Only in McKeesport.
Ness Ghost

Mckeesport, PA

#202 Sep 23, 2013
EyesOverMcKeesport wrote:
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Actually, I'd prefer a coherent explanation of why no one was -really- prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law regarding the copper theft at the water department. Busted cold and found guilty but ... business goes on as usual. Only in McKeesport.
Do you mean the alleged copper theft at MACM? If yes, I did not know they were busted and found guilty. I heard it was covered up because of the connections of those accused.

This seems like DA material.

The police O/T matter was covered up by the then mayor after the DA issued his report.
slick-50

United States

#203 Sep 23, 2013
It's well known how the McRussia K.G.B porkchops have their way in breaking the law in McKeesport I find it funny how they think they are untouchable and above the law it's funny it's falling apart! The Gost with the most said that.
Untouchables Unveiled

Mckeesport, PA

#204 Sep 23, 2013
slick-50 wrote:
It's well known how the McRussia K.G.B porkchops have their way in breaking the law in McKeesport I find it funny how they think they are untouchable and above the law it's funny it's falling apart! The Gost with the most said that.
Some say there may be more indictments on the way. These new indictments and the previous 16 indictments with time may tell if the veils of the untouchables have been penetrated or ripped.
The Shadow

West Mifflin, PA

#205 Sep 23, 2013
Untouchables Unveiled wrote:
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Some say there may be more indictments on the way. These new indictments and the previous 16 indictments with time may tell if the veils of the untouchables have been penetrated or ripped.
you need much better sources LOL!
Done

Homestead, PA

#206 Sep 23, 2013
Allegheny Agony wrote:
Obviously Gergely wouldn't turn the letter over to the cops investigating criminal activity . Stevie Wonder could tell the letter was a set up . Her husband lost all his money on Porky's machines ? No last name , no ID on the letter . "she doesn't know we're connected" Kane needs more than this to go to court .
Gergely is done. Next....
Allegheny Agony

Reading, PA

#207 Sep 24, 2013
Done wrote:
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Gergely is done. Next....
What would the charges be to get him removed from office and his pension stripped ? Bad people are usually retired from office and paid with your taxes . Did he commit an act that would forfeit his pension ?
i know

West Mifflin, PA

#208 Sep 24, 2013
the state rep, mayor and senator are safe. dont believe a thing unless you actually see it in black & white .
Slow Down

Mckeesport, PA

#209 Sep 24, 2013
Allegheny Agony wrote:
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What would the charges be to get him removed from office and his pension stripped ? Bad people are usually retired from office and paid with your taxes . Did he commit an act that would forfeit his pension ?
You are way ahead of yourself. He has have not even been indicted. We do not know even if he will every be indicted by the State Grand Jury.

If indicted and charged with a felony his elected position and future pension could be in danger. But, he is entitled to his so called day in court and he could be acquitted if it goes that far. He may also opt to plea bargain if offered that option.

The state constitution is the governing law. He could be removed by misbehavior in office.

Sad thing that we the tax payers may have to pay for his legal defense. I am not sure of the rules.
slick-50

United States

#210 Sep 24, 2013
The Shadow wrote:
<quoted text>you need much better sources LOL!

Bewear what you ask for! Things have funny ways in showing up lmao

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