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Way It Is

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Indict or flight or continue might!
Correction Update:

Indict and fight or consider flight.
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When does Topix think the indictments will be coming down on Porky and his cohorts and his political cohorts for the gaming machines raids.

Burning Question: If the RICO Act is invoked will Porky' contributions to political campaigns and frozen turkeys gifts be seized?
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The feds will not be using RICO. They do not need to this time. Money Laundering for a drug ring based out of West Newton from what I was told last week.
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Stupid Peeps wrote:
The feds will not be using RICO. They do not need to this time. Money Laundering for a drug ring based out of West Newton from what I was told last week.
I never heard of this spin until now. This is an interesting twist and could have merit.
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I never heard of this spin until now. This is an interesting twist and could have merit.
Will the Revenue Men seize everthing like they did with Huston's bar, car, and house?
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Was someone in West Newton really trying to destroy money ? LOL That's the word from up the river . Big raid .
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Nick will go down. With the help of some surprising people. Now take that to the bank!
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Nick will go down. With the help of some surprising people. Now take that to the bank!
When?
Prayers 4 Nick

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My family and I wish Nick a complete recovery from his hospital visit.

Our blessings to Nick and his family – get well fast.

We need you back ASAP with the big storm brewing and threatening blizzard.
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Maureen O’Connor: Former San Diego Mayor Bet More Than $1 Billion as a Result of Gambling Addiction

By Madison GrayFeb. 15, 20130

As Maureen O’Connor stood in court Thursday somberly admitting over the course of years that she had bet a total of more than $1 billion in casinos due to her compulsive gambling, it was the sad culmination of an addiction that dismantled a vast fortune and left her broke and in failing health.

The former mayor of San Diego — and widow of millionaire Jack-in-the-Box restaurant chain founder Robert Peterson, who died in 1994 — lost a total of $13 million to casinos, and confessed to taking $2.1 million from her husband’s charitable foundation only to blow it on video poker. But it didn’t end there. Court records show O’Connor liquidated her savings, sold a number of properties, auctioned her valuables and took out second and third mortgages on her home in La Jolla, Calif.— all of it to only rack up extensive gambling debts.

O’Connor, who served as mayor of California’s second-largest city in the 1980s and ’90s, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of money laundering, striking a deal that allows her to try to pay the money back to the foundation and get treatment for gambling addiction.“I always intended to pay it back,” she said of the money at a news conference following her hearing.“And I still intend to pay it back. In that period of time I lost my husband, three siblings, best friends.”

O’Connor, 66, suffered a stroke and had a brain tumor removed in 2011; she now lives with her twin sister, Mavourneen, and says she suffers memory loss and sometimes has trouble reading. She blames her gambling compulsion on the tumor.“There are two Maureens — Maureen No. 1 and Maureen No. 2,” O’Connor said at her press conference.“Maureen No. 2 is the Maureen who did not know she had a tumor growing in her brain.”

A wunderkind who was elected to San Diego’s city council just three years after graduating college, O’Connor was once one of California’s most popular politicians. One of 13 children and the daughter of a bookie, she grew up in poverty, worked as a Catholic school teacher and won a seat on the city council in 1971, where she served until 1979.

With the support of political friends like one-time mayor and future governor Pete Wilson, O’Connor rode into the mayor’s office and stayed in that seat from 1986 to 1992. Among her greatest accomplishments was overseeing the construction of the city’s downtown convention center.

After leaving office she kept a relatively low profile, penning a few op-eds for the San Diego Union-Tribune. After her husband’s death from leukemia, in 1994, O’Connor remained a trustee of his charity, the R.P. Foundation. Her personal fortune at the time was estimated to be between $40 and $50 million, her attorney said.

According to IRS files, O’Connor had more than $1 billion in winnings from the casinos between 2000 and 2009 — but she also reported losses that were greater than her wins.

In order to keep herself afloat — and continue gambling — O’Connor began to liquidate her assets; when that dried up, leaving her with no money to pay her debts, she dipped into the charitable fund’s finances. She was caught and charged with wire fraud for trying to transfer $449,000 from the foundation’s account, then using that money to write a check for $100,000 to the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.

The deal O’Connor cut with U.S. District Judge David Bartick defers prosecution as long as she agrees to pay restitution to the foundation; if she fails to do so she faces jail time and fines. Although O’Connor doesn’t currently have the ability to pay the debt back on her own, she is currently seeking damages over a $7.5 million real estate transaction that went south in 2005. Her attorney says she plans to use any money won in that suit repay the foundation.
I Doubt what U Project

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Ghost of the past wrote:
Nick will go down. With the help of some surprising people. Now take that to the bank!
Any clues where the surprising people may come from? Are they within the city or elsewhere?

I think you are too sure of your projections. I think he is as clean as the driven white snow. He is a very good person and I question your motives. You must be after his job.

Look how the Feds are having some difficulty indicting the Pgh Police Chief. He is as slippery as snot on a door knob. He will get the last laugh and the boy mayor is behind him 100%.
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He will be federally indicted.. lump in his head and all. Even his snitching won't help him. Someone has waited patiently for this
He will be fu%ked by s certain person who will testify against him. Hope that lump fills his throat.
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He will be federally indicted.. lump in his head and all. Even his snitching won't help him. Someone has waited patiently for this
He will be fu%ked by s certain person who will testify against him. Hope that lump fills his throat.
Wow! You are tough and explicit! And here I though that the Pgh Police Department was getting all the attention.
Thanks Councilman

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He will be federally indicted.. lump in his head and all. Even his snitching won't help him. Someone has waited patiently for this
He will be fu%ked by s certain person who will testify against him. Hope that lump fills his throat.
I tend to disagree with you. His only salvation might be to be a cooperative witness. This may keep him out of the cage because they will throw him under the bus otherwise.

Recall in response to a question from Councilman McCall at a public meeting, the PWD admitted that he hand delivered monthly payment checks to a Clairton vendor because then Mayor Brewster ordered him to do such. The PWD is clean on this one, he can not risk insubordination. So he delivered as ordered.

The potential investigators may wish to get to bottom of this by trying to find out why the mayor distrusted the U.S. Mail Clairton service that worked very well for all other city vendors. What is your take on this "selected delivery?"

Councilman McCall has to be commended for exposing this mysterious pony express over the river and through the woods. We thank the councilman for his service and informational contribution in the interest of transparency and RESPECT for unnecessary delivery costs.
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The motives behind the wide spread gaming slots raids were to ferret out the politicians and high appointed officals and bag men who facilitated the illicit enterprises.
Possible Targets of Raids

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Jurisprudence wrote:
The motives behind the wide spread gaming slots raids were to ferret out the politicians and high appointed officals and bag men who facilitated the illicit enterprises.
I tend to agree with your opinion that the AG may be after the elected officials who let the slots survive and operate. The AG will squeeze those nailed to snitch on some high elected officials. I have heard this on the street repeatedly and I am now convinced that the politicians are in the cross hairs of justice and not the slot owners or operators.

This may not be a good time to be a successful and elected local high offical.
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Apr 18, 2013
 
2 Green Twp. officials, 2 workers charged in scrap metal theft

COMMODORE, Pa.(AP)—

Two elected supervisors and two employees of Green Township have been charged with selling township-owned equipment and other metal for scrap.

State police said 73-year-old James Crawford and 61-year-old Allen Shirley, both supervisors in Green Township, Indiana County, sold a dump truck, belt loader, metal bridge pieces and other items for more than $14,000 since last March.

Also charged are township workers Dale Laney and Gary Putt, who are both 60.

The men were charged Wednesday by state troopers form the Indiana barracks. They face preliminary hearings May 20 on theft charges.
New Sheriff In Towne

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2 Green Twp. officials, 2 workers charged in scrap metal theft
COMMODORE, Pa.(AP)—
Two elected supervisors and two employees of Green Township have been charged with selling township-owned equipment and other metal for scrap.
State police said 73-year-old James Crawford and 61-year-old Allen Shirley, both supervisors in Green Township, Indiana County, sold a dump truck, belt loader, metal bridge pieces and other items for more than $14,000 since last March.
Also charged are township workers Dale Laney and Gary Putt, who are both 60.
The men were charged Wednesday by state troopers form the Indiana barracks. They face preliminary hearings May 20 on theft charges.
Wow! and Wow!
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Apr 30, 2013
 
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He will be federally indicted.. lump in his head and all. Even his snitching won't help him. Someone has waited patiently for this
He will be fu%ked by s certain person who will testify against him. Hope that lump fills his throat.
This is too mean and he is clean as the driven snow. The law officials have no evidence or complaints against him -- he is pure innocence.
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Prediction wrote:
He will be federally indicted.. lump in his head and all. Even his snitching won't help him. Someone has waited patiently for this
He will be fu%ked by s certain person who will testify against him. Hope that lump fills his throat.
Yes this is possible but that certain mystery certain person must have indisputable evidence.

The accused defendant has the power and connections of the MDC on his defense team. That is a tough team to beat.

No one has been caged from the Port since Councilman Mike Neuemen for illegal telephone line tapping of a late former school directory.

If he is indicted the tall political timber will tumble.

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