Gaming Control Board halted leak investigation when questioned

There are 13 comments on the Feb 17, 2009, The Morning Call story titled Gaming Control Board halted leak investigation when questioned. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board canceled an investigation of its own employees over suspected press leaks the same day The Morning Call formally asked about it.

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elektra

Doylestown, PA

#1 Feb 17, 2009
Non disclosures are pretty much worth the paper they're written on unless parties can prove damages in some way. By their action to throw good after bad spending of more taxpayer money, we can conclude that the PGCB feels damage has been done to suspected leaks? Someone on that team needs medication. The taxpayer is mighty miffed at this board's decisions since being formed and spending money to locate a couple of people who placed honesty (THERE'S a word) before PA pay for play politics is not the way to the hearts and minds of the citizen. This is interesting news, as the intent of the board is to find culpability, ergo someone's info hurt them and they may be concerned about other dirt hiding in the process that can out them all. Very interesting.
Staberdearth

Allentown, PA

#2 Feb 17, 2009
The Mafia moved west way before the rest of the scum from Joisey and NYC...Ask DeNaples.

The whole gambling control oganization in PA stinks to the depths of hell by slimy types.
cesare

Harrisburg, PA

#3 Feb 17, 2009
if they take pay cuts there may be enought money to police themselves but rendell would not want that right eddie mobster
Portuguese Breakfast

Mountain Top, PA

#4 Feb 17, 2009
how can the PGCB's budget be cut by rendell? i mean why was it cut? he cant blame the dire financial situation since it isnt taxpayer money that funds the functions of the board, but rather taxed gabling revenue. which leads to a big question for rendell,,,,, where is the money going???? something definitely does not smell right.
comment

Seoul, Korea

#5 Feb 17, 2009
Getting closer and these fools are feeling the heat soon. There are more to go down and US Attorney I am told is doing it methodically one by one to get people to open up and layout networks of decision makers.

There will be many going to prison until this is all over. Luzerne judges are only the beginning.
LiveAndLearn

Allentown, PA

#6 Feb 17, 2009
This should scare you...

Yearly worldwide press freedom ranking of countries published by Reporters Without Borders. The survey asks questions about direct attacks on journalists and the media as well as other indirect sources of pressure against the free press. NOTE: USA is in 36th place!

Rank Country 2008
1 Iceland
1 Luxembourg
1 Norway
4 Estonia
4 Finland
4 Republic of Ireland
7 Belgium
7 Latvia
7 New Zealand
7 Slovakia
7 Sweden
7 Switzerland
13 Canada
14 Austria
14 Denmark
16 Czech Republic
16 Lithuania
16 Netherlands
16 Portugal
20 Germany
21 Jamaica
22 Costa Rica
23 Hungary
23 Namibia
23 United Kingdom
26 Suriname
27 Trinidad and Tobago
28 Australia
29 Japan
30 Slovenia
31 Cyprus
31 Ghana
31 Greece
31 Mali
35 France
36 Bosnia and Herzegovina
36 Cape Verde
36 South Africa
36 Spain
36 Republic of China (Taiwan)
36 United States
42 Macedonia
43 Uruguay
SHAME SHAME

Blakeslee, PA

#7 Feb 17, 2009
Just another way we are being @#$%^& by the politicians. I'm so tired of work, work, raising my kids and going to college, for what so the politicians can remain the greedy *()&^%$# that they are. I don't know how I'm going to pay this month's heating bill and their pockets are constantly open. My 401K is in the can, my salary went down 10 percent and my taxes will keep going up, meanwhile my State Rep lives a mile away in a mansion. Remember how Sadam lived in Iraq and all the poor people lived around him in shacks, this is what America is coming to.
Sup

Palmerton, PA

#8 Feb 17, 2009
This article reeks of "newspapers: we're still relevant."
Union guy

Easton, PA

#9 Feb 17, 2009
About the only reporter we have with any balls is Paul Carpenter. All the rest are still drooling over obama
Jim

Allentown, PA

#10 Feb 17, 2009
SHAME SHAME wrote:
Just another way we are being @#$%^& by the politicians. I'm so tired of work, work, raising my kids and going to college, for what so the politicians can remain the greedy *()&^%$# that they are. I don't know how I'm going to pay this month's heating bill and their pockets are constantly open. My 401K is in the can, my salary went down 10 percent and my taxes will keep going up, meanwhile my State Rep lives a mile away in a mansion. Remember how Sadam lived in Iraq and all the poor people lived around him in shacks, this is what America is coming to.
I'm really starting to believe that we are actually going to live this way or we are going to have to revolutionize and throw all of the bums out and start from scratch. I'm also sick of these do nothing, take everything, initiate rules that benefit me, vote against every bill that my party does not sponsor jerks.
elektra

Doylestown, PA

#11 Feb 17, 2009
SHAME SHAME wrote:
Just another way we are being @#$%^& by the politicians. I'm so tired of work, work, raising my kids and going to college, for what so the politicians can remain the greedy *()&^%$# that they are. I don't know how I'm going to pay this month's heating bill and their pockets are constantly open. My 401K is in the can, my salary went down 10 percent and my taxes will keep going up, meanwhile my State Rep lives a mile away in a mansion. Remember how Sadam lived in Iraq and all the poor people lived around him in shacks, this is what America is coming to.
Yes, and our politicians should take note of what happened to Sadam. What goes around comes around. Keep pushing the America working class, boys, and see what comes around. People can only be pushed so far, then they push back. The PGCB did a great job of seemingly incriminating themselves with this latest debacle. If these people are so d@mn smart, then how on earth can they be making such incredibly stupid moves... they need a new strategic/legal advisor and pronto.
Supply and Demand

Allentown, PA

#12 Feb 17, 2009
"Gaming Control Board"---just say the phrase over five times to yourself.

How did we ever get ourselves into the position of allowing something into our communities that needs to be so controlled, lest it poison our life like a cancer or nuclear waste or some moral disease?

What are we getting out of it? Do the benefits at all stand up to the claims made by gamings proponents? Should we not be looking at what happens down the road a few decades, like what we see played out in Atlantic City or Las Vegas?

How about "Gaming Abatement Board" or "Gaming Elimination Board"?
restorepa

Doylestown, PA

#13 Feb 18, 2009
Contracting an investigator consultant is nothing more than a intimidation tactic to scare PGCB members into keeping their mouths shut. So, this begs the question, if all is above reproach, what's the worry? It would need to be a significant concern for Colins to rubber stamp this approach. THINK about that, fellow citizens. WHAT information are these people afraid will outed?

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