Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pocono Casino Owner Charged With Perjury

Feather News

The owner of the Mount Airy Casino, Louis DeNaples, was charged with perjury for lying to the state's gaming board about his relationships with organized crime figures.

DeNaples was charged with four counts of perjury in a Dauphin County, Pa. grand jury probe that has lasted for seven months. DeNaples denied the charges through his spokesperson.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board suspended DeNaple's gaming license. DeNaples is barred from entering the casino property, exerting control over the property and he will not profit from the property.

The casino, which is about 20 miles from the Mohegan's Pocono Downs slot parlor in Pennsylvania, will now be under the control and oversight of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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