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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

#674 Jun 15, 2014
If Wellinger had been investigated in 1988, perhaps Chris Mathews and his family could have been spared the agony of their ordeal.
continued from last post

Has Bishop Wuerl or some one from the Pittsburgh Diocese possibly called in every one of their marker’s, just to make sure this story never makes the front page or the evening news?
It should be noted that while Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua may always be remembered for the lives he helped to destroy by passing pedophile priests from one assignment to the next in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. And true, those sins were committed in Philadelphia, but Bevilacqua honed and crafted his manipulative skills in the Pittsburgh Diocese up until 1988 – and may have left current Bishop Donald Wuerl to pick up the pieces — including a possible textbook pedophile like John Wellinger whose crimes may have been to heinous to report?“It’s really too hard to say, when only one person seems to give a damn,” says Mike Ference.
Jimmy B

West Mifflin, PA

#675 Jun 15, 2014
Mike , you still chasing ghosts in the Catholic organization?

You should start attending church so your soul can be spared.
We all have be reading you garbage posts for years, your story never changes, like watching the same movie over and over and over....
get my drift?

Save up the money go to the Vatican and talk to the Pope.maybe he'll listen to your BS.
Mike C

West Mifflin, PA

#676 Jun 18, 2014
Want happened to the phone conversation between the porker and the state rep? Was the recording device that caught all that back & forth talk lost or destroyed ? Why didn't the AG put that in a safe somewhere. Soon hunting season will be here before you know it and West Virginia is a great place to bag some deer....*wink*
Inquiring Mind

Mckeesport, PA

#677 Jun 18, 2014
Mike C wrote:
Want happened to the phone conversation between the porker and the state rep? Was the recording device that caught all that back & forth talk lost or destroyed ? Why didn't the AG put that in a safe somewhere. Soon hunting season will be here before you know it and West Virginia is a great place to bag some deer....*wink*
Phone call was not a crime. All over looser!
Innocent CCD Baby

Pittsburgh, PA

#678 Jun 18, 2014
Crush is my favorite slogan of the Machine's Crush, Crumble, Destroy war cry. Oh Machine, how me and my homies love you and the tax payer money that you provide so that we can live the PARTAY lifestyle that we deserve.

Taxpayers bend over and receive the Machine's communion.
John

Fleetwood, PA

#679 Jun 18, 2014
Mike Ference wrote:
If Wellinger had been investigated in 1988, perhaps Chris Mathews and his family could have been spared the agony of their ordeal.
continued from last post
Has Bishop Wuerl or some one from the Pittsburgh Diocese possibly called in every one of their marker’s, just to make sure this story never makes the front page or the evening news?
It should be noted that while Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua may always be remembered for the lives he helped to destroy by passing pedophile priests from one assignment to the next in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. And true, those sins were committed in Philadelphia, but Bevilacqua honed and crafted his manipulative skills in the Pittsburgh Diocese up until 1988 – and may have left current Bishop Donald Wuerl to pick up the pieces — including a possible textbook pedophile like John Wellinger whose crimes may have been to heinous to report?“It’s really too hard to say, when only one person seems to give a damn,” says Mike Ference.
They called this guy "tough tony" when he was elevated ? Thanks , but no thanks , I'll stay in my religion and practice what I learned ,not his lessons .
Ness - Book them Danno

Mckeesport, PA

#680 Jun 18, 2014
Mike C wrote:
Want happened to the phone conversation between the porker and the state rep? Was the recording device that caught all that back & forth talk lost or destroyed ? Why didn't the AG put that in a safe somewhere. Soon hunting season will be here before you know it and West Virginia is a great place to bag some deer....*wink*
You should not be so arrogant and cocky. The fat lady did not sing yet..

The AG and PSP are clever. They let the small guys walk with probation because they spilled their guts about the corruption consortium.

The AG and PSP just want indisputable evidence about who were the bag men. Also, they seek to know who filled the bag with money and who removed the money from the bag and why. What protection or city and police department and county elected officials were purchased with the bag money?

The disgraced Mr. Carr could break the probation spiral. If Dan does not sing about the bag man and his stops, then the distinguished councilman and former Viking owner and indicted one is on his way to the cage. The AG and PSP will squeeze him hard and make an example out of the only elected official indicated.

His deliberate unaccountability at the Palisades and International Village will not endear him to law enforcement. An audit of the Palisades and International Village is mandatory.

I project that the 16 indictments were just phase one in the big pictures. The singing Porkster and knowledgeable and cooperative police chief could or may provide damaging evidence for the anonymous recipients of the and bag money.

I project that before the Steeler win their first playoff game that more state and IRS federal indictments will be forthcoming. One may inquire about just who is left to indict?

Just make a list of elected officials who have not been indicated and some of their appointed high level department heads. The list is not long and clues and rumors are rampant.

The list should not exceed seven of the high and mighty..

The AG should be looking at the stellar records of bust by the Port's large narc squad and the unsolved murders.
Hobo Jim

Pittsburgh, PA

#681 Jun 18, 2014
Ness - Book them Danno wrote:
<quoted text>
You should not be so arrogant and cocky. The fat lady did not sing yet..
The AG and PSP are clever. They let the small guys walk with probation because they spilled their guts about the corruption consortium.
The AG and PSP just want indisputable evidence about who were the bag men. Also, they seek to know who filled the bag with money and who removed the money from the bag and why. What protection or city and police department and county elected officials were purchased with the bag money?
The disgraced Mr. Carr could break the probation spiral. If Dan does not sing about the bag man and his stops, then the distinguished councilman and former Viking owner and indicted one is on his way to the cage. The AG and PSP will squeeze him hard and make an example out of the only elected official indicated.
His deliberate unaccountability at the Palisades and International Village will not endear him to law enforcement. An audit of the Palisades and International Village is mandatory.
I project that the 16 indictments were just phase one in the big pictures. The singing Porkster and knowledgeable and cooperative police chief could or may provide damaging evidence for the anonymous recipients of the and bag money.
I project that before the Steeler win their first playoff game that more state and IRS federal indictments will be forthcoming. One may inquire about just who is left to indict?
Just make a list of elected officials who have not been indicated and some of their appointed high level department heads. The list is not long and clues and rumors are rampant.
The list should not exceed seven of the high and mighty..
The AG should be looking at the stellar records of bust by the Port's large narc squad and the unsolved murders.
I got your investigation hanging in my soiled hobo slacks. Listen up, Law Dawg, Law Don' be comic's round here. Savvy?
drug catch

West Mifflin, PA

#682 Jun 19, 2014
This is more like AG's Kane's speed..........25K straight bond, most likely will get more jail time and a smear on his record that can never be erased while mobsters walk out streets with bags of money plus a million dollar find and unknown unclaimed income including owning the state rep, city cops, the city and more politically connected persons of interest.....Who woulda thunk?

Thanks to the AG for keeping these bad people off of our streets, it's only fair !!

A McKeesport man was arrested this week after police discovered 500 bags of heroin packed into 10 bricks stamped with the phrase,“Play Dead” during a controlled “buy bust.”

State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office said Willie James Means Jr., 43, of McKeesport, is charged with possession of heroin, possession with the intent to deliver heroin, delivery of heroin, and criminal use of a communication facility.

The Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, the Frazer Township Police Department and the North Versailles Police Department organized the operation.

Mr. Means was preliminarily arraigned before North Versailles Magisterial District Judge Robert Barner and held in the Allegheny County Prison, with a $25,000 straight bond.

A news release from the attorney general’s office said the investigation is ongoing, and that Mr. Means could incur additional charges.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/0...
oooo

Monongahela, PA

#683 Jun 19, 2014
What a joke
Questions about Questions

Mckeesport, PA

#684 Jun 21, 2014
Will there be more indictments before the Steelers open the season?

Who is left to indict? Did those who got probation cooperate with the authorities?

Who sold the City and MPD to the Porkster?

Why did the state rep get away with tipping off the Porkster?

Will the beleaguered and disgraced and indicted councilperson walk away with probation also?

Will the public ever find out who was paid off to allow the Porkster gambling consortium to flourish with impunity?

Who was the bag man and who received the $green&?

Why is the DEA, IRS, and FBI not involved publically?

Why no drug busts by the narc squad?

Why so many unsolved murders?



Matrix Spoon Boy

Pittsburgh, PA

#685 Jun 21, 2014
Questions about Questions wrote:
Will there be more indictments before the Steelers open the season?
Who is left to indict? Did those who got probation cooperate with the authorities?
Who sold the City and MPD to the Porkster?
Why did the state rep get away with tipping off the Porkster?
Will the beleaguered and disgraced and indicted councilperson walk away with probation also?
Will the public ever find out who was paid off to allow the Porkster gambling consortium to flourish with impunity?
Who was the bag man and who received the $green&?
Why is the DEA, IRS, and FBI not involved publically?
Why no drug busts by the narc squad?
Why so many unsolved murders?
Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
What truth? you may ask
Allow me to retort: There is no spoon.
There is no spoon? you ask again as you are quite the Tard.
Allow me to retort: Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
Capice, beyotch???
Here endeth the lesson.
Informer

West Mifflin, PA

#686 Jun 22, 2014
The AG uses dull hooks to caught the culprits. She needs razor sharp hooks to snag the best of the best. A bigger hook no doubt.
If one state rep protects and admits ( in a phone conversation ) that the Pork owns just about everyone in McKeesport, what will become of this situation?
Years down the road, it will be another cold case as things cool off over time. AG found nothing on the Corbett/Sandusky investigation. Another dead end spending millions on a cold case.
She has all the resources at her fingertips, and runs into dead ends when all is said and done.
Sometimes you just have to raise your hands in defeat and move on.
Corruption runs deep in the Mon Valley as law enforcement , investigators and judges and other political figures are paid off.
It's just the way it is, business as usual. The fat lady will not sing loudly this time ,it will be more like a whisper.
Sgt Friday

Mckeesport, PA

#687 Jun 22, 2014
Informer wrote:
The AG uses dull hooks to caught the culprits. She needs razor sharp hooks to snag the best of the best. A bigger hook no doubt.
If one state rep protects and admits ( in a phone conversation ) that the Pork owns just about everyone in McKeesport, what will become of this situation?
Years down the road, it will be another cold case as things cool off over time. AG found nothing on the Corbett/Sandusky investigation. Another dead end spending millions on a cold case.
She has all the resources at her fingertips, and runs into dead ends when all is said and done.
Sometimes you just have to raise your hands in defeat and move on.
Corruption runs deep in the Mon Valley as law enforcement , investigators and judges and other political figures are paid off.
It's just the way it is, business as usual. The fat lady will not sing loudly this time ,it will be more like a whisper.
I tend to agree with you as corruption has infiltrated everything that you and once believed in and why I donned a US Army uniform and watched out for the bad guys trying to nail me. The authorities let me down when I was protecting them. Now it is the authorities turn.

However, I will not run up the white flag until Captain Viking, Porkster, and a former school director indictments are adjudicated.

If they all walk that should be translated into all being cooperative witnesses. That is bad for the actors not yet indicted. This whole matter could escalate to the next higher tier of corruption and I speculate that is what he authorities are meticulously targeting.

Do not forget the Feds, the IRS, and DEA have a dog in the race that consists of some cool one million in unreported greenbacks of income. Also, the Feds could play the RICO card on those elected officials who thought they were at arms length. I would not plan on hunting in WVA this fall.

I would suggest that you request the fat lady to sit down for a few months

mike ference

Pittsburgh, PA

#688 Jun 22, 2014
Sgt Friday wrote:
<quoted text>
I tend to agree with you as corruption has infiltrated everything that you and once believed in and why I donned a US Army uniform and watched out for the bad guys trying to nail me. The authorities let me down when I was protecting them. Now it is the authorities turn.
However, I will not run up the white flag until Captain Viking, Porkster, and a former school director indictments are adjudicated.
If they all walk that should be translated into all being cooperative witnesses. That is bad for the actors not yet indicted. This whole matter could escalate to the next higher tier of corruption and I speculate that is what he authorities are meticulously targeting.
Do not forget the Feds, the IRS, and DEA have a dog in the race that consists of some cool one million in unreported greenbacks of income. Also, the Feds could play the RICO card on those elected officials who thought they were at arms length. I would not plan on hunting in WVA this fall.
I would suggest that you request the fat lady to sit down for a few months
Organized Crime has been elevated to Synchronized Crime to include the complete cooperation and loyalty of government officials and government workers with all levels of our faux government being compromised. I would credit the Zappala Crime Family/Terrorist Group with a job well done.
Mike C

West Mifflin, PA

#689 Jun 22, 2014
So true Mike, and how do you account for "some" criminals never getting caught even though most know of this family, they still can't get a net over them. You need lots of money for protection, and the family swims in it.
If Eliot Ness was alive today, he'd still be scratching his head wondering how a family can get away with all the corruption for all these years. It's really quite easy if you think about it.
Mike Ference

Pittsburgh, PA

#690 Jun 23, 2014
Now that the Pope has excommunicated mobsters it will be interesting to see what the US Bishops Conference does about one of its board members, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. who's a soldier in the Zappala Crime Family/Terrorist Group. Likewise, what choice will Bishop David Zubik make concerning mobster and former PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Zappala Sr., who sits on the diocesan board that reviews clergy sex abuse cases.

The Mafia assassinated JF Kennedy, will they kill Pope Francis.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014...
Mike Ference

Pittsburgh, PA

#691 Jun 23, 2014
Mike Ference wrote:
Now that the Pope has excommunicated mobsters it will be interesting to see what the US Bishops Conference does about one of its board members, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. who's a soldier in the Zappala Crime Family/Terrorist Group. Likewise, what choice will Bishop David Zubik make concerning mobster and former PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Zappala Sr., who sits on the diocesan board that reviews clergy sex abuse cases.
The Mafia assassinated JF Kennedy, will they kill Pope Francis.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014...
I'm not clueless, off topic or nuts. Anyone of Italian decent should be ashamed of their heritage. Iyalians are nothing but ruthless savages. They kill to get their way. Barbarians look like saints compared to Italian-UnAmerican. Porky is your typical Italian. A lawless scoundrel. Too uneducated to make a living without bribing Jimmy Brewster, Marc Gergely and all the other scumbags. What you say Porky Pig I'm I right or wrong? You stinking worthless DAGO.
Ruth

Pittsburgh, PA

#692 Jun 23, 2014
I want to correct Mike Ferrence on one point. I prefer the way Jewish Mafia King Pin, Meyer Lankey's daughter, Sandra Lansky, put it in her resent tell all Book. She referred to the Italian Mafia as Medieval Sicilian Peasants. By the way, do you know what Meyer Lansky, one of the mafia's biggest pleasure merchants, called the people who frequented his gambling halls, suckers. Yes, he called them suckers. He saw all his decadent customers as suckers, and he laughed all the way to the bank.
On another note, come on give me a break, either gambling is legal in Pennsylvania or it is not. "Legal" Commercial Gambling grew directly out of the mafia's gambling operations, their main racket. Who is kidding who here. The mafia got their relatives, and people, into well placed positions in government over time, "from gangs to shirts", which eventually lead to the legalization of their main racket, gambling. I think it is fairly Un-American to monopolize Gambling. But who ever said these "From Gangs to Shirts Wise-Guys", who are in charge now and "killing" their competition, were in any way America...?
Ruth

Pittsburgh, PA

#693 Jun 23, 2014
I want to add another comment, as a follow up to Mike Ferrence commenting on the Pope Excommunicating the Mafia. Wow, was I happy when I heard that. We as a country have glorified the Bad Guys way too long. We as a people are so turned around and degraded, that Right is Wrong and Wrong is Right. The Pope by doing what did was slapping the guilty faces of people around the world who are involved in organized crime, not just in Italy. He said it is international, and an element of the Vatican is involved. He also went into related issues surrounding the Vatican Bank.
When I grew up, we watch the movies and were on the side of the good guys. Now we are so brainwashed by the media over saturating us with the glorification of the criminals, we think they are so cool. It's the movies people, not real life. Beyond that those movies should be seen as propaganda. The pope was courageous to do what he did. I have talked to people who just blow off what he said. I don't think so. It was huge what he did. In one statement he made the world sit up and take notice. Evil, Sin, Actions that hurt others.... all bad, all against God and everything on this earth that is potentially good and healthy. Our world is in a huge war, a war of pure evil against the remnants of good. What the Pope said was so long overdue. His was a voice in the wilderness of a New Age of Darkness.

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