Among those questions to be answered is one that might appear, to the untrained eye, to have been answered already: Has the vacancy in the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania been filled yet?
Other questions Roddy deftly raises:
- Why would
big Pennsylvania casinos a former Supreme Court Chief Justicethe district attorney's dad wish to sue small Pennsylvania casinos?
- How many Zappalas did the funders of the Pennsylvania Casino Association hire?
- Did the district attorney disqualify himself from more than one prosecution by labeling people targeted by then-current investigations (targets with whose family his extended -- and complicatedly so -- family is engaged in a long-running political feud) as "evil" and mean" ?
- Are there any other ties -- other than money -- that associate the Zappala family with the Pennsylvania Casino
- What the heck does "whatever the heck that is" mean?
UPDATE (8:30 a.m.): For the moment, change the first sentence's "is" to "was." Mr. Roddy's article appears to have departed the P-G website. (It might not have vanished completely, however.)
Orie-Zappala go-between has central role in probes
Thursday, September 09, 2010
By Dennis B. Roddy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
UPPERDATE: The report is back at the P-G website.