Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Jail Goes with Casinos like Tuna and Rye

This is not an uncommon story:

Former Kenosha County Executive Allan Kehl said Friday that he twice accepted envelopes stuffed with $100 bills from American Indian casino-backer and former trucking magnate Dennis Troha. Once, Kehl found an envelope with $5,000 on the console of Troha's Bentley. The 63-year-old former sheriff pleaded guilty to conspiracy to take bribes totaling $15,000. Kehl, who resigned as county executive this year, faces up to five years in prison. Prosecutors are to recommend two years behind bars when he is sentenced Sept. 23

And the beat goes on...

Kehl has agreed to help the FBI investigate illegal campaign contributions related to the proposed casino in Kenosha, according to his plea agreement.


Anonymous said...

This is like the punch line of that old joke - "we're just dickering about the price."

A 63 year-old destroys his career, reputation and integrity for $15K? How pathetic can you get.

There's too much money available to toss around with caino gambling that invariably leads to corruption and payoffs.


Anonymous said...

3 of 4 ads on your site are for casinos today. wow

Ryan Adams said...

I have little to no control over the ads. This site costs me far more money to run than I earn from the ads, they're just a means to offset some of the expenses. Honestly, if there are ads for casinos, I hope people click them - because that means casinos would be completely wasting their money, and I only earn revenue from ads when people click on them.

bruce said...

Ryan -- thanks for the info about advertisers. I'll make sure I check out the casinos now.

APM said...

Ryan I have to say that this post is especially lazy. You have one link to a bribery case and you use this one incident to say that such incidents are "not uncommon." That isn't just a leap of faith, that is just making up stats out of whole clothe. Perhaps you could take a little time and show how bribery increases whenever a new casino is put int.

By the way, there is also bribery when we build big highways, should we stop building highways? Duke Cunningham showed that there is bribery in Congress; Abscam showed that, too. Should we abolish Congress? Post hoc ergo propter hoc doesn't always work.

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