16 charged in alleged illegal gambling operation

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

West Mifflin, PA

#71 Sep 30, 2013
didnt you see the big granite stone carved out in the shape of a DICK behind one of the trees there....that's him!
John

Reading, PA

#73 Sep 30, 2013
schizophrenia ? It helps to have friends
He Never Stops

Mckeesport, PA

#74 Sep 30, 2013
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>
Did Brewster really have some sort of monument honoring him erected at Lake Emilie? When? Why?
Also, a building named after him at Crawford Village. Guess who is chairman of the MHA that operates CV?
Black is In

Mckeesport, PA

#76 Sep 30, 2013
I Hate Black Licorice wrote:
I hate black jelly beans
I love black angus steak with black olives and a side of black berries and black walnuts with black toast.

Then we relax with a ride into the black night with our City fleet of black Tahoes.
Cash Flow

Mckeesport, PA

#79 Oct 2, 2013
Cookie Jar Move wrote:
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When former Mayor Brewster got exposed and challenged on his attempt to get a bogus $83,000, he saved face by donating our tax money in his name to some 25 city charities that he hand picked. HE CONTRIBUTIES IT TO CHARITIES TO APPEAR BENEVOLENT WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS.
When Rep Gergely gets exposed on questionable campaign funds he donates it to a for-profit - HE CONTRIBUTES IT TO CHARITY TO APPEAR BENEVOLENT. And some of the contributions came out his personal account -- why was it deposited there in the first place?
When Rep Kortz and the Monessen Rep get exposed - THEY RETURN THE MONEY.
When Mayor Cherepko gets exposed accepting and perhaps orchestrating an illegal contribute from MACM -- HE RETURNS IT.
When Mayor Cherepko gets exposed accepting and perhaps orchestrating an illegal contribute from MEMS -- HE RETURNS IT.
Did Mayor Cherepko donate or return his $4050 he received from Porky who proclaimed he had influence over the city and police force? Why not Mikey?
If a MPD officer issues me a citation for creeping through a STOP sign, can I back up at the stop sign and then fully stop,and then return the citation?
Mayor Cherepko also received a contribution from another indicted person who gave a Clairton address on Mikey's Financial Campaign Report.

In other words at least two of the indicted contributed to Mikey. That is the Porkster and the Clairton person.

I do not know if the Red or Carr were contributors, but will check the Senators and Mayor's reports.

Mike

West Mifflin, PA

#82 Oct 2, 2013
Cash Flow wrote:
<quoted text>
Mayor Cherepko also received a contribution from another indicted person who gave a Clairton address on Mikey's Financial Campaign Report.
In other words at least two of the indicted contributed to Mikey. That is the Porkster and the Clairton person.
I do not know if the Red or Carr were contributors, but will check the Senators and Mayor's reports.
Keep up the good work maybe you can get mike indicted!
LMAO

keep taying your taxes i want to furnish my new home with expensive things LOL! SUCKERS! those suv's suck up the gas going back and forth to the grocery store,,,,,,HAAAAAAAAAA!
Chico

Youngwood, PA

#83 Oct 2, 2013
Cookie Jar Move wrote:
<quoted text>
When former Mayor Brewster got exposed and challenged on his attempt to get a bogus $83,000, he saved face by donating our tax money in his name to some 25 city charities that he hand picked. HE CONTRIBUTIES IT TO CHARITIES TO APPEAR BENEVOLENT WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS.
When Rep Gergely gets exposed on questionable campaign funds he donates it to a for-profit - HE CONTRIBUTES IT TO CHARITY TO APPEAR BENEVOLENT. And some of the contributions came out his personal account -- why was it deposited there in the first place?
When Rep Kortz and the Monessen Rep get exposed - THEY RETURN THE MONEY.
When Mayor Cherepko gets exposed accepting and perhaps orchestrating an illegal contribute from MACM -- HE RETURNS IT.
When Mayor Cherepko gets exposed accepting and perhaps orchestrating an illegal contribute from MEMS -- HE RETURNS IT.
Did Mayor Cherepko donate or return his $4050 he received from Porky who proclaimed he had influence over the city and police force? Why not Mikey?
If a MPD officer issues me a citation for creeping through a STOP sign, can I back up at the stop sign and then fully stop,and then return the citation?
your exactly right you got caught with your pants down again !
Hey

Rochester, PA

#87 Oct 2, 2013
Echo Chamber wrote:
i cant figure out why people reply to their own posts
John Jason Elash,

No one an figure out why you drove drunk more than once to crash your white Cadillac SUV at 716 Long Run Road.

No one can figure out how you got to keep your job as the most immature city hall cartoon character after your last DUI charge you pled guilty to.
Hey

Rochester, PA

#88 Oct 2, 2013
White Oak Lady wrote:
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.
Your correct completely. No one can figure out how all the McKeesport police hang out at The Viking where the illegal gambling took place and knew nothing for years.
Hey

Rochester, PA

#89 Oct 2, 2013
Corruption Cop Report wrote:
I sure wish that Mr. Gergely and Mr. Brewster would go into a hiatus and not comment on any of the questions pertaining to their video poker games involvement or knowledge. I like Jimmy and Marc and wish them luck in these matters.
You should refer all question to your attorney that we the taxpayers are paying for.
Your damage control scenarios are preposterous. Your sagas are an insult to every citizen and taxpayer in the Mon Valley.
For example, one of the most preposterous explanations is Mr. Gergely writing a $2000 check from his personal account to a gambling addiction rehab organization to forward a contribution received from Porky, WHY AND HOW DID PORKY’S CONTRIBUTION GET INTO YOUR PERSONAL ACCOUNT IN THE FRIST PLACE? The statement is hilarious, stupid, and ill conceived and worthy of earning an indictment on its own. You just admitted to the public that Porky gave you money for personal use. That is tantamount to a bribe or a kickback --- how foolish can you be?
Did you treat the money from Porky as a gift or income with respect to your IRS filings?
They spent the illegal gambling money so it was a last resort to save themselves.
Hey

Rochester, PA

#90 Oct 2, 2013
Cookie Jar Move wrote:
<quoted text>
When former Mayor Brewster got exposed and challenged on his attempt to get a bogus $83,000, he saved face by donating our tax money in his name to some 25 city charities that he hand picked. HE CONTRIBUTIES IT TO CHARITIES TO APPEAR BENEVOLENT WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS.
When Rep Gergely gets exposed on questionable campaign funds he donates it to a for-profit - HE CONTRIBUTES IT TO CHARITY TO APPEAR BENEVOLENT. And some of the contributions came out his personal account -- why was it deposited there in the first place?
When Rep Kortz and the Monessen Rep get exposed - THEY RETURN THE MONEY.
When Mayor Cherepko gets exposed accepting and perhaps orchestrating an illegal contribute from MACM -- HE RETURNS IT.
When Mayor Cherepko gets exposed accepting and perhaps orchestrating an illegal contribute from MEMS -- HE RETURNS IT.
Did Mayor Cherepko donate or return his $4050 he received from Porky who proclaimed he had influence over the city and police force? Why not Mikey?
If a MPD officer issues me a citation for creeping through a STOP sign, can I back up at the stop sign and then fully stop,and then return the citation?
Thank you for the hilarious style of truth about the bogus $83,000. The selected charity organizations are in with the corruption of the city.
Beware of Former Friends

Mckeesport, PA

#91 Oct 2, 2013
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>Keep up the good work maybe you can get mike indicted!
LMAO
keep taying your taxes i want to furnish my new home with expensive things LOL! SUCKERS! those suv's suck up the gas going back and forth to the grocery store,,,,,,HAAAAAAAAAA!
No way I can contribute an atom to Mr. Cherepko's remote risk of any indictment.

However, anyone of the 16 indicted might contribute significantly as part of their plea bargain deal. Councilman Carr was heard to proclaim, that if he goes down that he will take others down with him. Can Mike be one of the others?

Why should anyone work up sweat on trying to get Cherepko indicted when folks like Dan can do it all alone and much more effectively? Dan has a dog in the race - I do not! Dan can expunge those dreaded felony charges from his indictment -- I do not have any felony charges pending at this time.


If anyone gets Mayor Cherepko indicted it will be himself caused by his bully and arrogant demeanor and disrespect for the law. If you or I break the law why would someone else be indicted?
Here

Rochester, PA

#92 Oct 2, 2013
I'll be the one to take the brunt for all of you with this Brewster bunch. I could care less how much time I grab from them because they have it to dedicate to retaliate with anyway. I will continue to vote the way I see fit as my rights aren't privy to the favors. I intend on suing, trotting, dropping dimes all over the place about the corrupt ness of McKeesport. McKeesport operates on the CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) as the news reported in the past. Ironically, code enforcement isn't closed with the government budget shut down. I have a lot of legal papers, calls (dropping those dimes) about McKeesport playing games selectively with people.

After all, the mayors brother did tell me once he can ignore or fine anyone by choice. That's how the laws are selectively enforced in McKeesport. They choose who and when to enforce them by the senator Brewsters brothers own admission. He said to lie to get what I wanted once and I refused. You cannot communicate with the leaders if McKeesport because they will simply promise to call you and speak with you but fail the promise every opportunity. Rather, they will retaliate using the laws to whomever does not donate (buy them off) they don't owe favors to.

These aren't normal conversation types, but are very shady. The false accusations to Paul Shelly were false McKeesport officials allowed to pass and comment about. Like Paul Shelly aka Sluggo or not he didn't commit the false charged crime. Remember, city officials only selectively comment to news or newspapers negatively about those they do not like. If they refuse, it's for the sake of protected and covering up with a sad excuse to not speak. Any of these politicians comment about the councilman Daniel Carr yet publicly? I'd like to see what the comments are, if any.

The MDC in McKeesport in particular is retaliatory by nature. Not Democrats in general because you will have wayward politicians on either side from time to time. I vote for what I believe with the most information possible at the voting time whom I think will take the best responsibility of the people, not simply whom is in a certain party. McKeesport for the most part is well known for favors, buy offs and refusing to see crimes at The Viking with the illegal gambling selectively.

If you see someone getting all kinds if unusual false charges, fines, problems from McKeesport officials you'll know you can trust them for the most part. You'll know they don't simply pull a D lever or follow the McKeesport cover up status quo.

McKeesport, PA. has too many officials with a mean streak for selfish agenda reasons.

Politically or McKeesport negativity are the following:
The 16 indicted in the illegal Viking McKeesport gambling ring.
Ben South of the McKeesport administration office for child pornography on work computers.
A once McKeesport police officer copying a ladies house key and entering her house in McKeesport.
The McKeesport Police Pay Scam
The DUI attempted cover up for John Jason Elash
A officer from McKeesport that illegally repossessed a vehicle in another area town.
The bogus money refused from year to year by the now senator Brewster but given to him as a $83,000 lump sum suspiciously at later date.
False charges issued to former councilman Paul Shelly
The harassment and firing of Dennis Pittman, former McKeesport city administrator
The letting go or firing is suspicious of Bethany Budd Bauer of CDBG department
Every fired or let go position is suspicious because if the vast amount of the same positions lost in favor of MDC or political family friends and relatives? What else?
All the donated to organizations abused the money from the Brewstef fund. Anyone have a list with amounts given or is that a secret too Brewster? You weren't very forthcoming as promised about the McKeesport Pay Scam as you promised. Quite simply, none if you running McKeesport are to be trusted.

Stay away from the corrupt McKeesport, PA.
Beware of Former Friends

Mckeesport, PA

#93 Oct 2, 2013
Post #92 is an absolute classic and the truth about the City. And, most of the observation originated or can be attributed to the one falsely believing that he is more popular than our Lord, as self proclaimed by a narcissistic fool.

Thanks for your keen and accurate insight into the woes of the Port.

You are correct the City does appear to be corrupt, very corrupt.
Jerry Mander

Mckeesport, PA

#94 Oct 2, 2013
What about the redistricting (to position Gergley and Levandasky) did to keep each other out of each legislative district of their own. Is that cool or not? Just askin, ya know.
Ollie

West Mifflin, PA

#95 Oct 2, 2013
I'll be the one to take the brunt for all of you with this Brewster bunch. I could care less how much time I grab from them because they have it to dedicate to retaliate with anyway. I will continue to vote the way I see fit as my rights aren't privy to the favors. I intend on suing, trotting, dropping dimes all over the place about the corrupt ness of McKeesport. McKeesport operates on the CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) as the news reported in the past. Ironically, code enforcement isn't closed with the government budget shut down. I have a lot of legal papers, calls (dropping those dimes) about McKeesport playing games selectively with people

You arent going to do shit, you dont have the balls to do anything...why arent you down at city hall carrying signs asking for resignations? now you crawl back into your hole and STFU! LMAO!

I see NO one at city hall asking for resignations? Where are the people? I say they are all scared and i'm calling out all you balless bastids LMAO!

come on down and protest its your right !! i dare ya ! LMAO!
Doing everything

Rochester, PA

#96 Oct 2, 2013
Ollie wrote:
I'll be the one to take the brunt for all of you with this Brewster bunch. I could care less how much time I grab from them because they have it to dedicate to retaliate with anyway. I will continue to vote the way I see fit as my rights aren't privy to the favors. I intend on suing, trotting, dropping dimes all over the place about the corrupt ness of McKeesport. McKeesport operates on the CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) as the news reported in the past. Ironically, code enforcement isn't closed with the government budget shut down. I have a lot of legal papers, calls (dropping those dimes) about McKeesport playing games selectively with people
You arent going to do shit, you dont have the balls to do anything...why arent you down at city hall carrying signs asking for resignations? now you crawl back into your hole and STFU! LMAO!
I see NO one at city hall asking for resignations? Where are the people? I say they are all scared and i'm calling out all you balless bastids LMAO!
come on down and protest its your right !! i dare ya ! LMAO!
First off, I've helped with the process of the current findings in McKeesport. I don't go onto turfs where illegal selective laws are placed. I go by the book always, and everything has a time and a place. You dare people to go onto your turf Jason because McKeesport will make problems for all going and you are restricted due to your DUI from 715 Long Run Road white Cadillac SUV crash.

By continuous calls and information to those already investigating McKeesport, more progress is made. Your 16 indictments were already done, but the next findings will come. I recall your pride before saying nothing will ever happen as far as the gambling and you are now sorely mistaken.

Get over it, no one needs to go to the corrupt city hall to get arrested on your planned false charges by your immature bate game on Topix. No one. Ray was right about you John. Try to remain sober and become mature, we all dare you John.
Strike Force of One

Mckeesport, PA

#97 Oct 3, 2013
Doing everything wrote:
<quoted text>
First off, I've helped with the process of the current findings in McKeesport. By continuous calls and information to those already investigating McKeesport, more progress is made. Your 16 indictments were already done, but the next findings will come. I recall your pride before saying nothing will ever happen as far as the gambling and you are now sorely mistaken.
Frist on behalf of the good law abiding citizens of the Port we thank you for your contributions and courage and cooperation in this Port based "corrupt organization" investigations.

Your knowledge and courage are astonishing and very welcome.

For some time I suspected and believed that the AG and State Police were proceeding in a covert and professional manner. Their probing and interviews must be harvesting powerful and damaging information. I agree this will lead to more indictments and some will be surprised whose names adorn the indictments.

We need more insiders with your courage and knowledge to assist the State Police.

I have and continue to have revitalized confidence in our state government and police when they disinvited the local police departments, the county police, and DA from Operation Porkchop.

The results are evident and much more should be on its way. All this could not have survived without the consent and knowledge of the dominant elected officials.

They are the management team for this exposed "corrupt organization."

You are correct, the solicitor did respond to a question by Council President Segina when inquired about an ongoing investigation. The solicitor responded what investigation that he knows of none. You lied solicitor, the Feds as the Post Gazette reported subpoenaed city records in late December and you have the audacity to say what investigations.

Tipsters, flippers, and plea bargains will solidify this case and lead to more indictments.

Yet, the solicitor and mayor are suffering from a severe case of denial. This could change as the process works on the disgraced Councilman Carr's defense strategy.

You are a strike force of one and I hope others covertly join you.
Glassport Watcher

Elizabeth, PA

#98 Oct 3, 2013
Oh and M&M coffee shop has reopened for business. No coffee but the place still packing them in. PA is run by fktards.
Stingo is Bingo at Times

Mckeesport, PA

#99 Oct 3, 2013
Glassport Watcher wrote:
Oh and M&M coffee shop has reopened for business. No coffee but the place still packing them in. PA is run by fktards.
Coffee shops in Western PA are very profitable. You can make unbelievable cash flow from a 12 cup coffee pot and 2 dozen of donuts. Try it as a business venture -- it cannot fail if you hire the Porkster and dumb as a box of rocks Red as business consultants.

I remember an old Coach Chuck Noll saga with one of his star line backers. Coach Noll was chastising him about the way he defended a play. The line backer told Noll that he was thinking the blocker was going to play him a certain way. Coach Noll said what make you think the offensive blocker did not known what you were thinking?

What makes you think that AG Kane and State Police do not know what the corruption organization is thinking and doing? Including, the great municipality of Glassport.

Is this a cat and mouse game of moves and covert counter moves? Is this another hilarious Honorable Rep Mac Gergely STINGO? Stay tuned as more indictments should come down.

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