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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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Time will Reveal

Mckeesport, PA

#401 Feb 9, 2014
voters choice wrote:
Most likely Mike 99% will walk away, a little slap on the wrist ,a small fine and they will be on their way. Like hitting a speed bump in life. Once everyone is cooled off and feel relaxed it will be business as usual, only thing is these guys will get elected again....sometimes the crooks screw up but the voters screw up all the time. Deals were made, money exchanged hands, all is good in the Mon Valley.
No harm, no foul....
I disagree not with you projections, but with your timing.

I would be more inclined to agree with you if nothing comes out of the AG and PSP investigations and indictments within the next five weeks.

Right now I would bet on the AG and PSP, but you could be right. But I hope you are wrong 16 times.
John

Reading, PA

#402 Feb 9, 2014
John wrote:
McKeesport ? Not far from east liberty ? That should kick Kane up a notch .
Two sisters murdered , found in the basement in East Liberty home . Another sister a state rep from Iowa . Just wondering , more to this story than a murder ?
Very Sad

Mckeesport, PA

#403 Feb 9, 2014
John wrote:
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Two sisters murdered , found in the basement in East Liberty home . Another sister a state rep from Iowa . Just wondering , more to this story than a murder ?
Not too many clues in the following news media report.

2 sisters of Iowa state rep found dead

Feb 9th 2014 1:52PM

PITTSBURGH (AP)- Two sisters of an Iowa state representative have been found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in the Pittsburgh home they shared, and police are investigating the case as a double homicide.

The bodies of 44-year-old Susan Wolfe and 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe were found Friday afternoon in their basement after they didn't show up for work, authorities said. Police found Sarah Wolfe's car around 1:15 a.m. Saturday parked nearly a mile away.

Sarah Wolfe was a psychiatrist for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and Susan Wolfe was a teacher's aide at Hillel Academy in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel Herrmann said they don't have a motive for the killings, and there were no signs of forced entry. Family members, most of whom live in Iowa, said they're still trying to figure out what happened.

A sister, Mary Wolfe, is an Iowa Democratic state representative who lives in Clinton. Her website says she is the oldest of eight children, six girls and two boys.

On her Facebook page Saturday night, Rep. Wolfe thanked friends, neighbors and colleagues for their support.

"We are so grateful," she wrote. "Heartbroken, but grateful."

The medical examiner's office has not released causes of death, but police say it appears the women had been shot.

Neighbors said the area is normally quiet and safe.
John

Reading, PA

#405 Feb 9, 2014
Look at the address on google maps . There is a girl sitting on the porch using a cell phone . Probably taken a few years before the sisters moved in .
John

Reading, PA

#407 Mar 7, 2014
Mike Ference wrote:
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I call it Synchronized Crime. The partnership and absolute loyalty to Mafia by our elected officials, government workers and law enforcement. Rep Gergely and Senator Brewster are textbook examples of how Synchronized Crime works. Absolute loyalty to Porky and his money and no regard for honest and law-abiding citizens. Truth be told Gergely and Brewster are the ultimate traitors to our country and should be tried for treason.
We'll have to see how this plays out. Much of PA is run and owned by the Zappala Crime Family/Terrorist Group. Would not surprise me if everyone walks.
I don't know if anyone in the state knows how to right the ship . They've been doing it so long in schools , contacting bids . steal gas , batteries , for their own use . It's always for their own use for giving such good service to the state they feel they are owed the money by doing us the favor and are unappreciated for their hard work and time spent saving us money . Why pay the state for games of chance when I can walk two blocks . pull levers , play numbers , sports cards , pull off tabs hoping to make a hit . I don't gamble on those odds . At all
Bobby

Homestead, PA

#408 Mar 7, 2014
the state would love to legalize everything just for tax money, let the people who run the states pocket the money, that's what it all comes down to. The state would love to tax you every time you had sex.
ever look on your utility bills,,, you pay state tax on those plus other fess and BS.... I though you didn't have to pay for necessities such as food, clothing, etc, isn't water, heat and a roof over your head a necessity? We get taxed up the ass...If some poor slob wants to spend his life savings on a gambling machine so be it, let the people running the show collect every penny and screw the state that has been screwing us forever.
Senatorial Zzzs

Baden, PA

#409 Mar 9, 2014
Senator Brewster of McKeesport, sleeping on children's safety, the disabled and citizens for years:
http://i59.tinypic.com/2z9im50.jpg
Senatorial Zzzs

Baden, PA

#410 Mar 9, 2014
John wrote:
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I don't know if anyone in the state knows how to right the ship . They've been doing it so long in schools , contacting bids . steal gas , batteries , for their own use . It's always for their own use for giving such good service to the state they feel they are owed the money by doing us the favor and are unappreciated for their hard work and time spent saving us money . Why pay the state for games of chance when I can walk two blocks . pull levers , play numbers , sports cards , pull off tabs hoping to make a hit . I don't gamble on those odds . At all
You never see state police in the bars of McKeesport. In the casinos state police are everywhere. The criminal choice of gambling establishment is safe in McKeesport.

McKeesport is a criminal haven with their friends politically connected rewarded for crime!

Senator Brewster of McKeesport, sleeping on children's safety, the disabled and citizens for years:
http://i59.tinypic.com/2z9im50.jpg
Doctor Spin

Mckeesport, PA

#411 Mar 10, 2014
Senatorial Zzzs wrote:
Senator Brewster of McKeesport, sleeping on children's safety, the disabled and citizens for years:
http://i59.tinypic.com/2z9im50.jpg
How dare you attempt to embarrass a state elected official who was photographed in a solemn private moment of reconciliation and prayer?

According to the local news media editorial we have an abundance of embarrassments by the Commonwealth’s Attorney General’s office and the PA State Police for legally challenging political corruption and gambling in the Mon Valley.

We will see if Mr. Melocchi can “deal away” his felonies and other counts as the news media seems to promote and support. It almost seems like the news media tried the AG’s case before the fact.
Glassport Watcher

Mckeesport, PA

#412 Mar 10, 2014
M&M Coffee Shop busier than ever. No coffee but poker machines eager to take your money. Money doesn't go to any building or membership improvements...just dissolves...
Bangs for the Bucks

Mckeesport, PA

#413 Mar 10, 2014
Glassport Watcher wrote:
M&M Coffee Shop busier than ever. No coffee but poker machines eager to take your money. Money doesn't go to any building or membership improvements...just dissolves...
Some of the money is plowed back into the municipality for protection and political contributions. This is where some of the money dissolves at all political levels and in the case of McKeesport some of it must have been used to buy the city and MPD as the Porkster proclaimed on the intercepted communications.

It helped the Porkster buy a position on the City Recreation Committee and he lives out of the City.

Also, somehow Porkster's consortium accumulated over $1,000,000 in cold cash that the PSP confiscated. The PSP made Porkster and his cohorts money dissolve real fast.
High roller

Homestead, PA

#414 Mar 10, 2014
is the pork running the show or another councilman?
High Roller Rules

Mckeesport, PA

#415 Mar 10, 2014
High roller wrote:
is the pork running the show or another councilman?
A councilperson is running the city and MPD only if the councilperson has more money than the indicted Porkster.

I cannot cogitate that any councilperson comes close to the Porkster's bank roll. If fact all of them together cannot even come close.

Now if the feds invoke the RICO act on the Porkster like they should, then former councilperson the Slugster will even have more change in his pocket.
MIke C

Homestead, PA

#416 Mar 10, 2014
Too bad old sluggo didn't have the balls to stick around and fight it out.
but he does post in here from time to time.
If Justice Prevails

Mckeesport, PA

#417 Mar 10, 2014
MIke C wrote:
Too bad old sluggo didn't have the balls to stick around and fight it out.
but he does post in here from time to time.
The Slugster is a sleeping giant. If justice prevails, an elected official should soon be derailed. The Slugster could be a dark horse candidate for the appointment if it is not fixed by the MCD.

Remember, I said if justice PREVAILS!. That is an VERY LARGE IF.
Bobby

Homestead, PA

#418 Mar 10, 2014
Senatorial Zzzs wrote:
Senator Brewster of McKeesport, sleeping on children's safety, the disabled and citizens for years:
http://i59.tinypic.com/2z9im50.jpg
I laughed at the photo, why it is these days everyone has to have bottled water sitting in front of them? Take a peak, that's the first thing I noticed ! LOL!
Danny

Homestead, PA

#419 Mar 10, 2014
If Justice Prevails wrote:
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The Slugster is a sleeping giant. If justice prevails, an elected official should soon be derailed. The Slugster could be a dark horse candidate for the appointment if it is not fixed by the MCD.
Remember, I said if justice PREVAILS!. That is an VERY LARGE IF.
Sluggo aint gonna touch another political position in this lifetime
He knows it and others know it.
The 'past' set up by the MDC turned his underware brown .

He went underground and all his past posts didn't accomplish a damn thing.
What a waste of Topix servers to spew his BS.
Slugster Prevails

Mckeesport, PA

#420 Mar 11, 2014
Danny wrote:
<quoted text> Sluggo aint gonna touch another political position in this lifetime
He knows it and others know it.
The 'past' set up by the MDC turned his underware brown .
He went underground and all his past posts didn't accomplish a damn thing.
What a waste of Topix servers to spew his BS.
And just who played lead dog in stopping the cell tower near Centennial School, it was not the self described 'Pit Bull" or the "I barely know him guy?"
Not So Much

Dravosburg, PA

#421 Mar 11, 2014
Danny wrote:
<quoted text> Sluggo aint gonna touch another political position in this lifetime
He knows it and others know it.
The 'past' set up by the MDC turned his underware brown .
He went underground and all his past posts didn't accomplish a damn thing.
What a waste of Topix servers to spew his BS.
Other than the fact that he beat the worst rap the machine could throw at him and continues to be active and well liked in the community, you'd be right. I suspect he'll get back in the political game at some point, when it is right for him and his family.
Bring Slugster Back

Mckeesport, PA

#422 Mar 11, 2014
Not So Much wrote:
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Other than the fact that he beat the worst rap the machine could throw at him and continues to be active and well liked in the community, you'd be right. I suspect he'll get back in the political game at some point, when it is right for him and his family.
If any elected officials are indicted and then convicted, I predict the MDC will appoint the Slugster to the forced vacancy. After what the machine and Mr. Brewster tried to on the Slugster, they dearly owe him one.

Mr. Brewster was publically calling for the Slugster's resignation from council, but is silent on his MDC endorsed and indicted councilperson. The Slugster beat the kangaroo court and the perpetuator of this frame up got egg on his face. The Slugster is like a elephant and does not forget.

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