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Felony Charges Dropped! Brighton Twp Man Gets Probation In Multimillion Dollar Illegal Gambling Operation

A Beaver County judge today sentenced a county man to five years’ probation for operating illegal gambling devices, and denied his attempt to keep secret the nearly $3 million he’s forfeiting in the case. Judge Kim Tesla refused a defense motion to seal Robert Michael McDanel’s forfeiture, saying there needs to be transparency in criminal…

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Lori Boone
Lori Boone
Lori DeLauter Boone has more than 20 years of experience in investigative and community journalism. She’s won more than a dozen regional, state and national journalism awards.

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Raven
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Raven

As James Cagney once said, “Never steal anything small.” That way, there’s plenty left over to buy a Get Out Of Jail Free card.

Veritas
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Veritas

Yes! 1959 movie with James Cagney and Shirley Jones.

Beaver County Justice
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Beaver County Justice

This is Beaver County…you would have expected them to give him the gambling machines back too.

Five years probation means that he will be off probation by the end of next week. As soon as he pays off his court costs (which the judge made sure to return enough of so that he can easily just pay in cash) the probation department will “early terminate” him.

Shall we also assume that the DA gave “permission” to the AG to try the case in his courthouse?

Truthful
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Truthful

Un-freaking believable! Beaver County really IS a pit of corruption!,

WHY was he allowed to keep nearly a MILLION of his illegally gotten money?. To pay off the judge?.

Veritas
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Veritas

At least it’s a small dent in the county corruption department.
Nothing will change if we keep electing the same old same old…

Raven
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Raven

“… pleasure and an honor to represent him.” Sucking up to a common criminal? Say it ain’t so. But, hey, if the court buys it, Why not?

FUBAR
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FUBAR

Money talks the talk that let people walk. FUBAR!

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