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

There are 1056 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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Yes

Homestead, PA

#300 Oct 9, 2013
McKeesport has a Viking Bar gambling problem, keep watching who goes in and out. All the elected from now on and in the future must be carefully watched. Keep the investigation on the place and watch for more problems with Ronald Melocchi aka Porky!
Change In Venue

Mckeesport, PA

#301 Oct 9, 2013
Yes wrote:
McKeesport has a Viking Bar gambling problem, keep watching who goes in and out. All the elected from now on and in the future must be carefully watched. Keep the investigation on the place and watch for more problems with Ronald Melocchi aka Porky!
Look for a change of venue to Benito on Walnut that was allegedly purchased by two city employees and some unknown interest by a MHA employee.

IMO the Viking days could be numbered. We wish Dan the best of luck in turning it around this gaming investigation and indictments.
Shaler Postal worker

Reading, PA

#302 Oct 9, 2013
Some get indicted , some don't
Nope

Homestead, PA

#304 Oct 14, 2013
The Viking in McKeesport harbors your criminals.
Not all

Homestead, PA

#305 Oct 14, 2013
Bulldog wrote:
No one is above the Law! Another Black Eye for Mckeesport! That town is a Joke!
Definitely funny!
Game Again

Baden, PA

#306 Oct 27, 2013
Mon Valley video gambling ring arrests include McKeesport councilman, Forward police chief, ex-cops September 5, 2013 9:15 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/nei...

During the course of the investigation, which began in summer 2012, agents seized $1.1 million from homes, businesses and banks.
tax payer

West Mifflin, PA

#307 Oct 27, 2013
this is very old news, got anything 'up to date'? on the state rep? mayor? solicitor? senator? I thought so.......LOL!
Games

Baden, PA

#309 Oct 27, 2013
McKeesport is calling for more funds to cover the legal fees.

Segina, what was the exact response of Cherepko when you asked for Elash to be fired?
Games

Baden, PA

#310 Oct 27, 2013
tax payer wrote:
this is very old news, got anything 'up to date'? on the state rep? mayor? solicitor? senator? I thought so.......LOL!
All the old leads to the new. Investigations your not privy to may not be revealed online. No one wants McKeesport to receive a heads up. Your immaturity has been long noticed on Topix John Elash.
Everyone knows

Baden, PA

#311 Nov 7, 2013
Stupid Q wrote:
<quoted text>Mike you are guilty too, you are the biggest gambler out there in the community. You are just on a lucky streak soon you and all the losers you got hired at the plant will all be gone. You limping idiot.
Explain to everyone about the plant hiring.
Rainbows and unicorns

Homestead, PA

#312 Nov 7, 2013
Whi is this topic reappearing, it's been beaten to death already. Just let it fade away. No one cares.
Forty Eight

Baden, PA

#314 Nov 11, 2013
Game Again wrote:
Mon Valley video gambling ring arrests include McKeesport councilman, Forward police chief, ex-cops September 5, 2013 9:15 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/nei...
During the course of the investigation, which began in summer 2012, agents seized $1.1 million from homes, businesses and banks.
McKeesport needs to use the $900,000 to re-start a new illegal operation. Council voted Mikey can use the last of the McKeesport surplus money. It's gone.
mckeesport dumbasses

West Mifflin, PA

#315 Nov 11, 2013
Forty Eight wrote:
<quoted text>
McKeesport needs to use the $900,000 to re-start a new illegal operation. Council voted Mikey can use the last of the McKeesport surplus money. It's gone.
what's your point? as if someone cares.....why arent the people outraged and attending meetings to voice their concern,,,,,,,,WHERE ARE THE STUPID PEOPLE AT ???
INCLUDING YOU? HAAAAAAAA!!
***BAWK BAWK*** CLUCK CLUCK !! HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

The machine is in charge ,it cant be defeated!!!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAA!
What we say goes !!! Get it? HAAAAA!!!!!!!
HEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
James

West Mifflin, PA

#316 Nov 11, 2013
Forty Eight wrote:
<quoted text>
McKeesport needs to use the $900,000 to re-start a new illegal operation. Council voted Mikey can use the last of the McKeesport surplus money. It's gone.
wait til we double your taxes next year...HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! maybe we can have 12 people attending meetings to pizz and moan about that,,,,,,,too late then,,,,,we need people attending meetings now!!!!!!!!!
where are they?????????? WHERE?????????
HAAAAAAAAAA!
they all afraid and have no spine, no ballz, no guts?
HAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

NO ONE CARES!!!!!!!!!! HAAAAA!!!!!!!!!
Thats how

Baden, PA

#319 Nov 17, 2013
AG targets illegal Mon Valley gambling ring, 16 people charged
Sep 5, 2013 - Holtzman serves on the McKeesport Area school board.... Robert H. Bogesdorfer , 67, of Irwin — better known as a Sinatra impersonator who goes by the stage name Bo Wagner ...
http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/4653630-74...

McKeesport is closing. I've never seen anyone not care repetitiously. Must be someone saying they don't care, but cares a huge deal. Don't message you don't care if you do.
Informer

West Mifflin, PA

#321 Nov 17, 2013
Word on the street is all those indicted in the gambling ring get probation and small fines ....the AG loses and finds out you cant compete against the mob valley corrupt politicians,,,,, it's been going on for years........Politicians win, tax payers lose.......... get out of mckeesport before its too late.......... NOW!
Way it is

Sharon, PA

#322 Nov 17, 2013
scully wrote:
*Most people do not realize, that any ’campaign contributions’ that are not spent on their campaign goes directly into the candidates pockets.
Wiretaps reveal talk about Mon Valley gambling
September 11, 2013 4:00 AM

Mr. Melocchi pleaded guilty in 2001 to five misdemeanor counts of gambling devices for having machines that paid off in a Mama Pepino's pizza shop in White Oak.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/sta...
Way it is

Sharon, PA

#323 Nov 17, 2013
Stupid Q wrote:
<quoted text>Mike you are guilty too, you are the biggest gambler out there in the community. You are just on a lucky streak soon you and all the losers you got hired at the plant will all be gone. You limping idiot.
We all believe you.
Way it is

Sharon, PA

#325 Nov 18, 2013
J Edgar wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you have qualified lookouts to make sure the feds weren't keeping an eye on city hall? Oh wait a minute, that's the Cornell Sex Scandal that had watchers making sure teachers could have sex in the classroom without being caught or disturbed until they were completely satisfied, each partner shared a cigarette and done.
Cornell school was torn down to cover up Mayor Mike Cherepkos involvement. If he will take part in one illegal action, why not other illegal activity?
Hunting Season Not Closed

Mckeesport, PA

#327 Nov 29, 2013
The machine establishment consistently accuses others of being on a witch or warlock hunt when they defend their flock of corrupt and investigated favorite sons and daughters that are covert targets of law enforcement.

But it seems like the AG and PSP bagged 16 warlocks and a witch during their recent and on going hunting season.

The bad news for the warlocks and witches is that the law enforcement fishing and hunting seasons are all year long. And, they prowl hunting spots and fishing holes every hour with surreptitious communication lines intercepts and confidential informants.

Could this totality of interest in various wrong doings manifest itself in at least one or more indictments in 2014? The AG and PSP know and time may tell.

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