Police chief, former officers and a c...

Police chief, former officers and a city councilman among suspects in gambling ring

There are 28 comments on the WTAE-TV Pittsburgh story from Sep 5, 2013, titled Police chief, former officers and a city councilman among suspects in gambling ring. In it, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh reports that:

CHANNEL 4 ACTION NEWS REPORTER MARCIE CIPRIANI -- LIVE TONIGHT ON THE FEDS ARE CALLING 3 3 3 3 INSIDE SEVERAL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT MCKEESPORT AND GLASSPORT- THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS- ILLEGAL GAMBLING WAS THRIVING.

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hotshot

Washington, DC

#1 Sep 6, 2013
Where are all you cotton candy "they are all criminals" righteous crusaders, at now! Can't hear a peep out of you jerks now! You are all quiter than a mouse pissing on cotton! Scared to say anything truthful or bold about that!

You are so quick to condemn Blacks for criminal activity, but you can't even get a peep out of you fradulent fakes now, because these criminals are not only White, but they are your White politicians: Some of your heroes whom you have praised and lauded, and and put on a pedestool! Thes are your idols you have ethnocentrically looked up to, and whom you all have fallen down on your knees with brown noses, and have genfluctuated before.

Sluggo and White Lightening, Eddie, and all the rest of you bigots, you need to watch "American History X" again! What's that...? I can't hear you! Cat got your tongue? speak up louder! Oh I forgot, you live there in that mob - controlled town that is controlled by the Mafia!

What's that..? I can't hear you!
Crotchshot

Little Elm, TX

#3 Sep 6, 2013
It was "organized" crime. Those Mon-Valley monkeys could not do anything organized.
Pork Chop Kill

Mckeesport, PA

#4 Sep 6, 2013
Stand down on this one for the time being. More indictments should be issued by the end of the month.

I would suspect that anywhere from 25 to 35 indictments could be forth coming to be realistic.

I would further suspect that at least one or more elected officials could have their name on an indictment.

With some 57 counts alleged against the Pork Chop, I would suspect that he is cooked enough to be served as a witness for the state. This will collapse or decimate the corruption consortium.

Follow and identify the money distribution are the entire case. The Pork Chop can make the case iron clad and swift if he sings. He either sings or hears the clings of the cell door. His choice.
joker

West Mifflin, PA

#5 Sep 6, 2013
why have more indictments when Carr and Holtzman keep their jobs as elected officials?

HAAHAA !!
sticky charges

Mckeesport, PA

#6 Sep 6, 2013
joker wrote:
why have more indictments when Carr and Holtzman keep their jobs as elected officials?
HAAHAA !!
Don't fret homeboy it wont be long. These charges gonna stick.
Lincoln Way Cafe

Acme, PA

#7 Sep 6, 2013
How are we going to be able to think for ourselves?
council member

West Mifflin, PA

#8 Sep 6, 2013
Officials in Foward Township believe Chief Holtzman is innocent....LMAO! Most believe he will get probation and retain his job......gotta love it!!

Didnt name the officials who said that!! LOL!
porky poker

West Mifflin, PA

#9 Sep 6, 2013
Hobo Jim

Mckeesport, PA

#10 Sep 6, 2013
porky poker wrote:
http://ae3b703522cf9ac6c40a-32 964bea949fe02d45161cf7095bfea9 .r89.cf2.rackcdn.com/2013/247/ 856/mon-valley-gambling-presen tment.pdf
FACTS!
Careful - the mayor and senator will accuse you of negativity for revealing to the public the TRUTH.

The truth is something foreign to those two fact twisters.

“Change is the only constant”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#11 Sep 7, 2013
council member wrote:
Officials in Foward Township believe Chief Holtzman is innocent....LMAO! Most believe he will get probation and retain his job......gotta love it!!
Didnt name the officials who said that!! LOL!
Word on the street is he's retaining his position because he's dropping dimes, big time.

“Change is the only constant”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#12 Sep 7, 2013
hotshot wrote:
Where are all you cotton candy "they are all criminals" righteous crusaders, at now! Can't hear a peep out of you jerks now! You are all quiter than a mouse pissing on cotton! Scared to say anything truthful or bold about that!
You are so quick to condemn Blacks for criminal activity, but you can't even get a peep out of you fradulent fakes now, because these criminals are not only White, but they are your White politicians: Some of your heroes whom you have praised and lauded, and and put on a pedestool! Thes are your idols you have ethnocentrically looked up to, and whom you all have fallen down on your knees with brown noses, and have genfluctuated before.
Sluggo and White Lightening, Eddie, and all the rest of you bigots, you need to watch "American History X" again! What's that...? I can't hear you! Cat got your tongue? speak up louder! Oh I forgot, you live there in that mob - controlled town that is controlled by the Mafia!
What's that..? I can't hear you!
These "crimes" aren't killing anyone and everyone is looking at this with a "wink-wink" mentality since no one other than certain (to use your term) "brown-nosing" politicians believe it constitutes a real crime, but rather a way of life that has always existed in the area. You think you have a point, other than the one atop your head? Riddle me this ... why is there not a single RICO charge? When you can figure this out, you'll realize the errors of your comments. The rest of us already know why. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. You can put the top hat and cane away now but those puppet strings aren't going anywhere.
Why

Beaver, PA

#13 Sep 7, 2013
EyesOverMcKeesport wrote:
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These "crimes" aren't killing anyone and everyone is looking at this with a "wink-wink" mentality since no one other than certain (to use your term) "brown-nosing" politicians believe it constitutes a real crime, but rather a way of life that has always existed in the area. You think you have a point, other than the one atop your head? Riddle me this ... why is there not a single RICO charge? When you can figure this out, you'll realize the errors of your comments. The rest of us already know why. Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. You can put the top hat and cane away now but those puppet strings aren't going anywhere.
You are an idiot. This criminal empire is going down. This gambling ring is nothing compared to the crimes City Hall will be held accountable for in the near future. You and your friends are done ruining this town. You are not even MEN, just a bunch of cowards!

“Change is the only constant”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#14 Sep 7, 2013
Why wrote:
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You are an idiot. This criminal empire is going down. This gambling ring is nothing compared to the crimes City Hall will be held accountable for in the near future. You and your friends are done ruining this town. You are not even MEN, just a bunch of cowards!
Changing your user name isn't clever. The criminal enterprise isn't even touched. The little guys are token busts to pacify a politician looking for brownie points. Cadaver dogs were already brought out and taa-daa...dead end, nada, nothing, zero. End of story,'nuff said.
The Shadow

West Mifflin, PA

#15 Sep 7, 2013
EyesOverMcKeesport wrote:
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Changing your user name isn't clever. The criminal enterprise isn't even touched. The little guys are token busts to pacify a politician looking for brownie points. Cadaver dogs were already brought out and taa-daa...dead end, nada, nothing, zero. End of story,'nuff said.
Seemslike the voters will make the decision next time.....
the little guys are going down taking the big guys with them ... this is not your average tavern owner making a few bucks a week...... more to come ,much more !
Justice Will Prevail

Mckeesport, PA

#16 Sep 7, 2013
EyesOverMcKeesport wrote:
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why is there not a single RICO charge?.
RICO charges are only for federal cases. This video matter has not yet been investigated by the feds.

The intriguing aspects so far are that interest by the FBI, US District Attorney, DEA, ATF has been silent. Also, crimes dealing with drugs, prostitution, bribery, protection, hidden income, and loan sharking have been surprising absent.

There could be a lot more to this tip of the iceberg.

“Change is the only constant”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#18 Sep 8, 2013
Justice Will Prevail wrote:
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RICO charges are only for federal cases. This video matter has not yet been investigated by the feds.
The intriguing aspects so far are that interest by the FBI, US District Attorney, DEA, ATF has been silent. Also, crimes dealing with drugs, prostitution, bribery, protection, hidden income, and loan sharking have been surprising absent.
There could be a lot more to this tip of the iceberg.
Exactly. That's my point. Feds aren't involved and as you say, if certain factions wanted additional indictments they certainly could have managed such.
Rambling Jimmy

Mckeesport, PA

#19 Sep 8, 2013
The Shadow wrote:
<quoted text>Seemslike the voters will make the decision next time.....
the little guys are going down taking the big guys with them ... this is not your average tavern owner making a few bucks a week...... more to come ,much more !
With the power of money and MDC Senator Brewster will continue to control and management and dictate to local government.

The only things that will beat Senator Brewster in the voting booths are indictments and convictions of his cohorts. It appears that is coming. His rambling answers to the Post Gazette are proof that the good and benevolent senator is rattled and concerned.

His news paper buddy and his county buddies had these investigations and indictments sneak right under their noses. Jimmy and his cohorts did not even know they were coming.

Let it be known that the AG and State Police did not use the assistance of the County Police, DA, or MPD. Why?
Ms Steward Sting Recipe

Mckeesport, PA

#20 Sep 9, 2013
Two large Pork Chops grilled at high heat until they sing. Then garnish with jump suit orange carrots, tainted with sting Red Devil sauce, on a bed of dollar green lettuce. And, then canned for nine months for future release and consumption by the news media.
MIA State Rep

West Mifflin, PA

#21 Sep 9, 2013
Representatives like Mr. Gergely know that they can get away with stonewalling after they are caught engaging in shenanigans and their constituents will still love them. The fault lies with us as much as them because we re-elect the scoundrels again and again. What Republican in Representative Gergely's district could ever have a chance of being elected to the House? Having said that, what is gained by devoting vast law enforcement resources to crack down on a gambling operation? Why is the fellow that operates such a scheme deserving of arrest while casinos and the Commonwealth through its lottery operation, are seen as law-abiding, solid enterprises? The main concern I have with those that operate a gambling empire without any type of formal registration or state sanction is that they are not paying taxes on their windfalls.
Corruption Cop

Mckeesport, PA

#22 Sep 9, 2013
MIA State Rep wrote:
Representatives like Mr. Gergely know that they can get away with stonewalling after they are caught engaging in shenanigans and their constituents will still love them.
In the cases of Orie, DeWeese, Habay, Veon, Perzel, Mellow, and Fumo, etc. the grand juries, indictments, juries, and convictions loved them a lot more than their naïve constituents.

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