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Grand Jury Reports on Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board

By at May 25, 2011 | 8:31 am | 912 Comments

Grand Jury Reports on Pennsylvania’s Gaming Control Board

A report which focuses on deficiencies with the establishment and issuance of gaming licenses in the Commonwealth was released today following an extensive grand jury investigation involving the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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Now the Investigation

By at May 24, 2011 | 8:34 am | 115 Comments

Now the Investigation

The 18-member investigative team includes members of the IAEA and a dozen experts from multiple countries. The team will hold hearings and bring in representatives from Tokyo Electric Power, which operates the plant as well as Japanese nuclear regulators.

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Pennsylvania’s Senate Ethics Committee has its own ethical lapse

By at November 17, 2010 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania’s Senate Ethics Committee has its own ethical lapse

Senator Robert Mellow is but weeks away from riding off in to the glorious sunset of retirement. Glorious as it is, at least on paper, as Pennsylvania’s longest serving Senator; he stands to receive a pension worth over $300,000 a year. However, there are troubling questions that go unanswered, a federal investigation, and now a renewed demand for […]

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Big Branch Coal Mine impeding a federal investigation

By at November 15, 2010 | 3:58 pm | 2 Comments

Big Branch Coal Mine impeding a federal investigation

(By Dennis B. Roddy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Federal mine safety officials are threatening to seize the explosion-damaged Upper Big Branch coal mine, saying the mine’s owner, Massey Energy, is impeding their investigation. Two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said both state and federal investigators complain that Massey officials have impeded the investigation. A Massey […]

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Day six of RTC’s watch for Senator Mellow

By at October 8, 2010 | 4:52 pm | 22 Comments

RocktheCapital has tried in earnest every day for the past six days to talk to Senator Robert Mellow about an ethics investigation, but the Senator does not return our calls and neither does anyone else from his office of communications. Mellow is paid to sit on the board of an insurance company as well as […]

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Calling on Senator Mellow

By at October 7, 2010 | 3:35 pm | 0 Comment

Embattled Pennsylvania Senator Robert Mellow is not returning calls to RocktheCapital. It has now been five days since RTC first attempted to talk to Mellow about an investigation in to his questionable relationship with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Mellow, is paid to sit on the board of the insurance company, as well as a […]

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Three days and Counting

By at October 5, 2010 | 11:42 am | 0 Comment

Three days and Counting

Neither embattled Senator Robert Mellow (pictured),or Ethics Committee Chairman, Senator Charles McIlhinney will talk about an investigation in to Senator Mellow’s questionable relationship with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Senate Ethics committee voted last week to “stay” its investigation – in other words put it off indefinitely. Mellow, the longest serving Senator in Pennsylvania, intends […]

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Silence speaks volumes about Senator Mellow

By at October 4, 2010 | 6:24 pm | 0 Comment

Still no word on what the Senate Ethics Committee will do with its investigation, into Senator Robert Mellow’s questionable behavior.

Mellow is paid handsomely to occupy a seat on the board of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Eric Epstein, the founder of this website, filed a lengthy complaint with the Ethics Board last Febuary — noting the inherent conflict of interest. Late last week, the Ethic’s Committee notified Epstein that it will “stay” its investigation pending the outcome of a federal inquiry.

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Mum on Senator Mellow

By at October 1, 2010 | 12:28 am | 1 Comments

Mum on Senator Mellow

The Pennsylvania Senate Committee on Ethics and Official Conduct has issued a stay in a complaint filed against Democratic Senator Robert Mellow. The complaint was brought by RocktheCapital in 2008 after it was discovered that Mellow was paid to serve on the board of an insurance company.

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