16 charged in alleged illegal gambling operation

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Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced charges against 16 people in connection with an alleged illegal gambling operation in and around McKeesport, Pa.
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Insurmountable Odds

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Simple wrote:
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I have never seen anyone handing out cash at the polls to vote a certain way. Perhaps you are in the clear minority in your opinion.
I was paid in cash to work the polls a few years ago. I was never paid to vote a certain way.
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Insurmountable Odds wrote:
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You obviously do not understand the financing of political campaigns. The MDC endorsed candidates have a death grip on all elected offices.
You are not running against "them" you are running against their treasure chest and McKeesport Democratic Committee network and nepotism and jobs.
Mayor Cherepko treasure chest is over flowing with loot from donors Gobel (thousands, Nickolich & employee (thousands of dollars), Tom Clark (thousands), Tom Kratzenburg (thousands), Ray' Tree (hundred), Porkster ($4050), Elash (cash and services), Baum (hundreds), city employees (a hundred), Senator Brewster ($8000) only a fool or Malinchak will challenge them.
Harry Walsh who does not even sleep in the city contribute hundreds to Cherepko and Brewster. He was rewarded with the MDC endorsement for Constable, and now Controller and he was appointed to the RACM.
Pay for play is in play.
The political machine is behind every candidate , then backed with money and payback. Pa has always been run the same way . When you win an election it's because the party backed you . Your head is turned like an oyster and usually stays that way til the end of your life . At which time you were so crooked the undertaker would probably have to screw your crookedass to the casket.
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Do not like dark meat wrote:
Wtf? Why are you people still gossip mongering about this?
It's all part of our crooked government .
Perpetual Corruption

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Wtf? Why are you people still gossip mongering about this?
Because in the Mob Valley corruption is 24/7/365 or perpetual. there is not gossip, just the facts as validated by the 16 indictments and more supposed on the way!
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This is just ridiculous to keep it up ad NAUSEUM. Gossip Monterrey need to get a life
Stop Valley Corruption

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This is just ridiculous to keep it up ad NAUSEUM. Gossip Monterrey need to get a life
Yes, we the taxpayers are sick of all this ridiculous organized corruption manifesting itself by 16 indictments including one elected official.

We wish and hope for quick and fair justice to halt ad nauseum.
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why do womens vaginas smell like sardines even 8 hours aFTER taking a shower
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Do not like black coffee wrote:
I can't stand black coffee
You can stand black coffee after you freeze it. My black coffee stands fine after freezing.
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You can stand black coffee after you freeze it. My black coffee stands fine after freezing.
This is just too funny and cold.
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Yes, we the taxpayers are sick of all this ridiculous organized corruption manifesting itself by 16 indictments including one elected official.
We wish and hope for quick and fair justice to halt ad nauseum.
It's McKeesport.
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The political machine is behind every candidate , then backed with money and payback. Pa has always been run the same way . When you win an election it's because the party backed you . Your head is turned like an oyster and usually stays that way til the end of your life . At which time you were so crooked the undertaker would probably have to screw your crookedass to the casket.
They missed by several votes once.
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These corrupt politicians allowed drugs to flow through McKeesport. They profit off of drugs just like they do illegal gambling at The Viking Bar.

That's why no names were revealed in the McKeesport Police involved Pay Scam. Brewster lied to the public never revealing the findings as he promised. The liar politicians in McKeesport brought HUD and Section 8 to McKeesport, drugs came with the projects (people moving in) by use of the government projects money.

Drugs came with the projects that were built with government HUD and Section 8 money in McKeesport, PA.

Police in McKeesport protect bars where drugs are dealt. If the politicians illegal gamble and lie about doing it why not McKeesport politicians protect drug dealers for money and lie about it?

The illegal gambling is the surface to the drugs in McKeesport.
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That's why no names were revealed in the McKeesport Police involved Pay Scam. Brewster lied to the public never revealing the findings as he promised.
He was not forthcoming in trying to save Mr. Paul Shelly's political and public life and disarm any harm to Paul's family.

Paul is a super stand up guy and is much taller than his tall frame.
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Only a tip of the "iceberg".How could the McKeesport Public Officials and the Police Department not know this was going on?(Probably were protecting the entire operation). What kind of a role model is Mark Holtzman, Sr.? For the sake of the students at McKeesport HS, he needs to step down as School Director, if he has any decency left. Everyone has had a loved one with an illness but it doesn't cause them to become a criminal. The Twin Oaks lounge in Rainbow Village Shopping Center, White Oak Borough is a few doors away from the Magistrates office, the White Oak Borough Mayor frequented the Twin Oaks Lounge. How could they not know what was going on?
I hope Pa. Attorney General Kane goes after the "Drug Kingpins" in this same locale next, maybe we wouldn't have so many young people addicted to drugs and "OH" don't forget about all of the "murders".
I applaud AG Kane for doing what she is doing. We need more public officials like her, maybe our world would be a much better, safer place.
The police all went to The Viking constantly. Drunk police staggered across the street to the closed Bobs Garage parking lot. Some parked in that lot, after the Viking gambling operation lot was full.

That particulaf officers nickname was Big Bird. A very strange man that seemed as though he was on drugs at times.
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He was not forthcoming in trying to save Mr. Paul Shelly's political and public life and disarm any harm to Paul's family.
Paul is a super stand up guy and is much taller than his tall frame.
Brewster placed another bruiser on McKeesport. Lake Emily was around long before Brewster, but now he has a statue as if he did all the work for Lake Emily alone. Remember Brewster claims his humility via a trumpet often.

Didn't he dedicate and waste money on other statues? At least he placed blue benches all along Walnut by the commemorative stone bragging himself up humbly near the 15th Street Bridge.

Donations are only given back after these people are caught trying to grab it illegally. Examples are Cherepko donates gambling campaign donation and Brewster selectively choses contract only by his choice organizations to donate refused pay for years handed to Brewster in a lump sum.

These are the two hanging out with in the dance room ball suite in city hall laughing at all of the voters now. They have a luxury suite in city hall with all kinds of amenities. McKeesport money.
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These are the two hanging out with in the dance room ball suite in city hall laughing at all of the voters now. They have a luxury suite in city hall with all kinds of amenities. McKeesport money.
I do not recall Veon, DeWeese, Orie, Mellow, Perzel, Habay, Neunman, Skiba, BoBo Cross, Imbrogno, or Lucus escorting any of their luxurious amenities or SUV or upscale vehicles to the slammer.

Do you think their amenities and luxury vehicles and expensive toys and homes would be auctioned by the authorities if any of the 16 indicted are convicted by the IRS or RICO?
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D & B Uni Mart on union street held up with a gun this morning.....
5th time this year...

what a great place to raise a family in mckeesport
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I do not recall Veon, DeWeese, Orie, Mellow, Perzel, Habay, Neunman, Skiba, BoBo Cross, Imbrogno, or Lucus escorting any of their luxurious amenities or SUV or upscale vehicles to the slammer.
Do you think their amenities and luxury vehicles and expensive toys and homes would be auctioned by the authorities if any of the 16 indicted are convicted by the IRS or RICO?
Gergely and Brewster are next.
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i cant figure out why people reply to their own posts
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Brewster placed another bruiser on McKeesport. Lake Emily was around long before Brewster, but now he has a statue as if he did all the work for Lake Emily alone. Remember Brewster claims his humility via a trumpet often.
Didn't he dedicate and waste money on other statues? At least he placed blue benches all along Walnut by the commemorative stone bragging himself up humbly near the 15th Street Bridge.
Donations are only given back after these people are caught trying to grab it illegally. Examples are Cherepko donates gambling campaign donation and Brewster selectively choses contract only by his choice organizations to donate refused pay for years handed to Brewster in a lump sum.
These are the two hanging out with in the dance room ball suite in city hall laughing at all of the voters now. They have a luxury suite in city hall with all kinds of amenities. McKeesport money.
Did Brewster really have some sort of monument honoring him erected at Lake Emilie? When? Why?

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