Follow the Green

Mckeesport, PA

#278 Apr 19, 2013
Status of Slot Raids wrote:
Does anyone know the status of the slot machine raids?
It seems like business as usual in most of the raided places. Who helped to get the fix in?
When is the AG going to subpoena the city for information? The Pork was a big contributor to the political campaigns of the cohorts in power?
I think that is exactly where the AG and state grand jury are going - follow the $GREEN$ to the politician's pockets and campaign coffers.
Avoid the Hobo

Apo, AE

#279 Apr 19, 2013
Follow the Green wrote:
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I think that is exactly where the AG and state grand jury are going - follow the $GREEN$ to the politician's pockets and campaign coffers.
No matter how much money I provide, still not able to avoid getting complete body searched by Hobo Jim.

You may want to follow the green...I would much prefer to ditch the hobo.
Tight Noose

Mckeesport, PA

#280 Apr 19, 2013
Status of Slot Raids wrote:
Does anyone know the status of the slot machine raids?
It seems like business as usual in most of the raided places. Who helped to get the fix in?
When is the AG going to subpoena the city for information? The Pork was a big contributor to the political campaigns of the cohorts in power?
Rumors persist that the AG teamed has stopped by the city for "certain" records related to mechanical devices. But rumors are just what they are, rumors. The mayor and his deputy mayor have their hands full with a annoying copper theft burial detail.

I wonder how Imbrogno, Deweese, Veon, Habay, Ories, Fumo, and the turnpike vendor shake down eight are processing this slot machine matter?
Doug

Detroit, MI

#281 Apr 19, 2013
I wonder if Mary Donato knows her husband Dave Donato screws Lori Spando. Go Gerg
Ice Gets Thinner

Mckeesport, PA

#282 Apr 20, 2013
Tight Noose wrote:
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Rumors persist that the AG teamed has stopped by the city for "certain" records related to mechanical devices. But rumors are just what they are, rumors. The mayor and his deputy mayor have their hands full with a annoying copper theft burial detail.
I wonder how Imbrogno, Deweese, Veon, Habay, Ories, Fumo, and the turnpike vendor shake down eight are processing this slot machine matter?
We may add the Port BP gas station to the infamous list of dignitaries who are guests of the government.

It seems like Mr. Danny A. Petal might be hot bunking it with Imbrogno at the Morgantown federal institution.

Wow - Danny could get up to 30 years and $750,000 fine or both for cheating the insurance company out of about $15,000. Or, was it the penis in the microwave thing? Imbrogno gets out of Morgantown in August and Danny is sentenced on July 26.

Those with political connections and city friends continue to be in the crosshairs of the authorities.

Who might be next in the Port -- Red, Pork, or their couriers that transport paper gratuities and portraits of past presidents?
Insurance Frauds

Mckeesport, PA

#283 Apr 22, 2013
Ice Gets Thinner wrote:
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We may add the Port BP gas station to the infamous list of dignitaries who are guests of the government.
It seems like Mr. Danny A. Patel might be hot bunking it with Imbrogno at the Morgantown federal institution.
Wow - Danny could get up to 30 years and $750,000 fine or both for cheating the insurance company out of about $15,000.
It seems like the BP owners was a piker compared to the following but could be nailed severely.

Pennsylvania's Top 10 Insurance Fraud Cases of 2006
By Insure.com - Last updated: Jan. 5, 2007

The con artists inducted into this year's Top 10 list include a fugitive minister, a few insurance agents and some just plain dumb crooks

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/-- Imagine an insurance agent stealing money from an 85-year-old woman - money that was supposed to be going toward her life insurance policies. This scenario involves perhaps one of the most dastardly of criminals being highlighted on 2006's Top 10 Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud cases list, released today by the Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (IFPA).





Published annually, the list also brings attention to the hard fact that insurance fraud is a felony crime. Some Pennsylvanians think that padding a claim or filing a false workers' compensation form won't land them jail time. These misconceptions oftentimes lead average consumers to commit insurance fraud and unconsciously commit a felony. In reality, these small actions, paired with large cases of fraud, are costing the insurance industry billions of dollars every year and costing innocent consumers millions of dollars in higher premiums nationwide.



If Pennsylvanians suspect a potential case of insurance fraud, they can visit http://www.helpstopfraud.org/ to locate a law enforcement agency near them or call the IFPA's fraud tip line at 1-888-565-IFPA.



Following are synopses of 2006's Top 10 cases:


1. SLIP & FALL GROUP "SLIPS" INTO PRISON GARB - Five members of a group who referred to themselves as "The Family" scammed tens of thousands of dollars from insurance companies through bogus claims.

2. MINISTER ON THE RUN - A fugitive, pretend minister swindled money from insurance companies, stole someone else's identity and alleged he would blow himself up in front of television cameras.

3. ACE NOT SO LUCKY - An insurance/tag agency was shut down for its role in passing off New Yorkers as Pennsylvania residents so they could take out low-cost Pennsylvania vehicle insurance policies.

4. PROOF? THEN IT'S MY FIRST TIME - A public adjustor was caught red- handed on an insurance agent's digital camera causing damage to a home that was supposedly a result of a storm. He later promised it was his first time. Sure.

5. TRUSTED AGENT GONE ROTTEN - An insurance agent stole nearly $167,000 of an 85-year-old woman's life insurance premiums.

6. HAND CAUGHT IN THE MONEY JAR - The treasurer of a municipality embezzled $15,000, and later supplied false information to an insurance company since her bond was revoked.

7. ATTORNEY AT FRAUD - A man submitted stolen insurance forms to insurance companies for fake injuries. He later stated he never received the checks and impersonated attorneys so they would be re-issued.

8. COP'S MEMORY BROUGHT HER DOWN - After she totaled her uninsured vehicle, a woman took out a vehicle insurance policy and reported it stolen. It's too bad the cop on the scene of the crash was the same one who recovered her "stolen" vehicle.

9. CASE OF THE STOLEN IDENTITY - A man stole an acquaintance's identity to take advantage of his health insurance, and billed more than $146,000 to five hospitals.

10. INSURANCE BROKER STOLE HIS LAST MILLION - An insurance brokerage firm owner wrote phony insurance policies for eight businesses, bilking them out of more than $1 million.

** A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty

Copyright (2007) PRNewswire. All rights reserved.
NEXT SHOE

Mckeesport, PA

#284 Apr 27, 2013
When are the AG GRAND JURY slot raid indictments expected to be issued?
ALL WILL WALK

Mckeesport, PA

#285 Apr 30, 2013
NEXT SHOE wrote:
When are the AG GRAND JURY slot raid indictments expected to be issued?
Never -- the Mob Valley elected officials and those welled connected are political Untouchables.

Yes, many should be indicted but it will never happen in my humble opinion.
Burial Detail

Mckeesport, PA

#286 May 2, 2013
Was the copper material theft at MACM by well connected employees buried like the MPD overtime and Cornell School sex scandals?

I thought that the mayor took over self appointed leadership of MCAC and should he not be responsible for investigation, possible prosecution or exoneration?

Why is his honor covering up this theft ring? Answer: Because it involves relatives of his political friends.
Ikeep telling you

United States

#287 May 2, 2013
NEXT SHOE wrote:
When are the AG GRAND JURY slot raid indictments expected to be issued?
The only indictment from allof the raids executed up and down the east coast from this area will be Porky. No one else is under any type of investigation. Some of the location owners will be and have been questioned as to the cash flow they ran through those machines, but that is just to guage how much of the money laundering Porky was handling. He will then be givesn the opportunity to turn states evidence and be given Witness protection. This drug cartel money is coming from a long way.. and these machines were all part of the trail. This had NOTHING to do with anyone in the Port. Pork is from West Newton.
It is what it is

Mckeesport, PA

#288 May 2, 2013
Ikeep telling you wrote:
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The only indictment from all of the raids executed up and down the east coast from this area will be Porky. This had NOTHING to do with anyone in the Port. Pork is from West Newton.
No so sure about your analysis. The Pork does business at O'Neil Blvd in White Oak and Back Ally Vending operates out of Glassport.

Your "money laundering" theory is weak at best. There is a much easy and secure cash flow from the slots than the nefarious drug trade with higher risk and many shootings.

I cannot believe that you contend that the slots were operated under elected officials noses and law enforcement official patrols without their interest, knowledge, or concern.

I think the AG issues and missions are to determine if any elected or appointed official were paid off to facilitate uninterrupted operations of the slot machine cartel.

Once the AG and the State Grand Jury determine the business plan and ferret out the couriers of interest, the walls of corruption protection will collapse.

You seem to always want to deflect it out of town to the laundering theory. If your theory is true then why did the AG/Grand Jury subpoena the mechanical device records from the City a few weeks ago?

I guess the AG want to mate up the number of confiscated machines from the Port with the number of machines the City counted when them visited these operating locations. Fuzzy math is not an answer the Grand Jury subpoenas want to hear.

Remember a former mayor said that "the Pork was always there when we needed him." So was the "indicted Skip" when you needed him with the Palisades political galas.

How about the Pork's machines allowed to operate on City property behind the fire hall for the circus. What mayor authorized this situation?



I keep telling you

United States

#289 May 3, 2013
It is a fact that this is a money laundering sting. I personally spoke to the magistrate where the intitial seizures occurred and arrests were performed. Also, there is another vending company involved. Has nothing to do withthe Port. BAck Alley Vending runs out of West Newton, just as the HQ of Mama Pepino's Pizza is. There are a few pizza locations.. one of them happens to be in the fawcett plan. One is franchised in Glassport, but the center location is in West Newton on West side. I am so far upin this investigation... you fools think everything runs around the port.
Port Is In It

Mckeesport, PA

#290 May 3, 2013
I keep telling you wrote:
It is a fact that this is a money laundering sting. I personally spoke to the magistrate where the intitial seizures occurred and arrests were performed. Also, there is another vending company involved. Has nothing to do withthe Port. BAck Alley Vending runs out of West Newton, just as the HQ of Mama Pepino's Pizza is. There are a few pizza locations.. one of them happens to be in the fawcett plan. One is franchised in Glassport, but the center location is in West Newton on West side. I am so far upin this investigation... you fools think everything runs around the port.
Why did the State Grand Jury subpoena slot machine mechanical device license records from the Port that was processed by high paid individuals?
Caught Green Handed

Mckeesport, PA

#291 May 5, 2013
Port Is In It wrote:
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Why did the State Grand Jury subpoena slot machine mechanical device license records from the Port that was processed by high paid individuals?
Could it be that the number of confiscated machines significantly exceed the number of licensed machines? Who benefited from knocking down on the count and who protected the scheme?

This one will be simple for the AG to decode. This will be a difficult one for the mayor to explain. Who will he blame?

Is this another chink in the CCD amour?
CCD Baby

Apo, AE

#292 May 6, 2013
Caught Green Handed wrote:
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Could it be that the number of confiscated machines significantly exceed the number of licensed machines? Who benefited from knocking down on the count and who protected the scheme?
This one will be simple for the AG to decode. This will be a difficult one for the mayor to explain. Who will he blame?
Is this another chink in the CCD amour?
Bend over and receive the Machine's license count. Crush. Crumble. Destroy, beyotches down and a loving thrusting tempo.
Bee Prudent

Mckeesport, PA

#293 May 7, 2013
CCD Baby wrote:
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Bend over and receive the Machine's license count. Crush. Crumble. Destroy, beyotches down and a loving thrusting tempo.
You should wish that the state grand jury who subpoenaed the machine count records has a good sense of humor. I do not think the two city persons who gathered the records for the subpoena share in your despicable humor. They may have some tears running down both legs especially if indictments follow.

Mayor Mike and the Deputy Mayor have been in office long enough to get the machine count right. Enough said!
CCD Baby

Apo, AE

#294 May 7, 2013
Bee Prudent wrote:
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You should wish that the state grand jury who subpoenaed the machine count records has a good sense of humor. I do not think the two city persons who gathered the records for the subpoena share in your despicable humor. They may have some tears running down both legs especially if indictments follow.
Mayor Mike and the Deputy Mayor have been in office long enough to get the machine count right. Enough said!
We have your records hanging, Sparky. Now bend over and receive the Machine's communion...crush, crumble, destroy,,,at a moderate tempo, beyotches.
Justice 4 One

Mckeesport, PA

#295 May 7, 2013
CCD Baby wrote:
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We have your records hanging, Sparky. Now bend over and receive the Machine's communion...crush, crumble, destroy,,,at a moderate tempo, beyotches.
More than records may be hanging!
Message 4 Today

Mckeesport, PA

#296 May 12, 2013
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Thomas Jefferson!
Fear the Gov Snopping

Mckeesport, PA

#297 May 13, 2013
Message 4 Today wrote:
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Thomas Jefferson!
DOJ Secretly Obtains Months Of AP Phone Records; AP Condemns 'Unprecedented Intrusion'

AP | By By MARK SHERMAN Posted: 05/13/2013 4:20 pm EDT | Updated: 05/13/2013 6:39 pm EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of the calls.

In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown, but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.
In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.

"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP's newsgathering operations and disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know," Pruitt said.

The government would not say why it sought the records. Officials have previously said in public testimony that the U.S. attorney in Washington is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have provided information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a foiled terror plot. The story disclosed details of a CIA operation in Yemen that stopped an al-Qaida plot in the spring of 2012 to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States.
In testimony in February, CIA Director John Brennan noted that the FBI had questioned him about whether he was AP's source, which he denied. He called the release of the information to the media about the terror plot an "unauthorized and dangerous disclosure of classified information."

Prosecutors have sought phone records from reporters before, but the seizure of records from such a wide array of AP offices, including general AP switchboards numbers and an office-wide shared fax line, is unusual.

In the letter notifying the AP, which was received Friday, the Justice Department offered no explanation for the seizure, according to Pruitt's letter and attorneys for the AP. The records were presumably obtained from phone companies earlier this year although the government letter did not explain that. None of the information provided by the government to the AP suggested the actual phone conversations were monitored.

Among those whose phone numbers were obtained were five reporters and an editor who were involved in the May 7, 2012, story.

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