Monthly Archives: February 2008

Gaming board member says he was ‘misled’

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Gaming board member says he was ‘misled’

By Brad Bumsted
STATE CAPITOL REPORTER
Thursday, February 28, 2008

HARRISBURG — Kenneth McCabe, a Gaming Control Board member and a former FBI agent, said he was “misled” by the two top-ranking officers of the Pennsylvania State Police in 2006 while the board was considering a license for Louis DeNaples, who was charged with perjury last month.

McCabe told a state Senate committee Wednesday that Col. Jeffrey Miller, the state police commander, and former Lt. Col. Ralph Periandi didn’t give him adequate information to make a decision about DeNaples, who was awarded a casino license in December 2006.

“I believe I was misled,” McCabe said.

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Bill granting broader rights to sheriffs faces fierce opposition from police groups

Bill granting broader rights to sheriffs faces fierce opposition from police groups

BY ROBERT SWIFT
HARRISBURG BUREAU CHIEF

02/23/2008

HARRISBURG — With law enforcement groups voicing opposition, a bill giving broader arrest powers to county sheriffs will have to be rewritten or it won’t have a shot at passage, a House committee chairman said Friday.

Judiciary Chairman Thomas Caltagirone, D-Berks, said the bill faces formidable opposition from the Pennsylvania State Police, Fraternal Order of Police and County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania.
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