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Grand jury calls for new oversight of Pennsylvania gaming

After a two-year investigation, a Pennsylvania grand jury has issued a report saying the state's Gaming Control Board needs an overhaul.  The investigation did not lead to any criminal charges, but the report was highly critical of the culture and procedures of the Board, particularly in issuing licenses to casinos at Presque Isle Downs and other locations.  It found violations of, among other things, hiring restrictions and nepotism prohibitions.

According to Associated Press, the Board issued a statement calling the report an “unmitigated success.”

“After this grand jury met for more than two years, there were no arrests, no presentments, no indictments,” board chairman Greg Fajt said. “They found no criminal activity because there was, in fact, no criminal activity to be found.”

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