Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Louis "Alleged" DeNaples is Shocked!

Immediately before opening the doors to his new slots parlor in the Poconos, Louis "Alleged" DeNaples held a press conference. In the midst of his crowing, and of taking the congratulations from his "family", he was Shocked! that a reporter would ask him about the grand jury investigation into the possibility (vehemently denied) that he is a friend of theirs.

As reported in the Pocono Record, "Alleged" DeNaples angrily cut short a press conference when a journalist had the bad taste to ask about something more newsworthy than the $20,000 an hour in after-tax gross profit that "Alleged" was about to rake in on his first day:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board gave the $412 million casino permission to open after two successful dry runs over the weekend, even as its owner, Louis DeNaples, remains a focus of a grand jury investigation.

A Dauphin County grand jury has been investigating whether DeNaples misled the gaming board when he said he had no connections to organized crime.

If the board learns that it was misled by a licensee, it can revoke the license.

A press conference with DeNaples ended abruptly Monday when a reporter asked him if he has ties to organized crime.

"I'm not interested in that type of question," DeNaples said, and walked away.

1 comment:

www.BaldwinBrothers.com said...

Where can I get a quick low down ( Roy Rogers) on the DeNaples land grab.

So much of this beautiful area is owned by private concerns and so little by the citizenry.

(On my way back from Tunkhannock yesterday I was sickened to recall how beautiful Miller Mountain is now owned by Louie.)

BTW you have a world class site here. I'll start coming by now and then to catch up.