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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  7 responses

Ed Snider Has Some ‘Splainin to Do

The chairman of the company that owns the Sixers is under investigation: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is investigating whether a $15,000 political contribution from Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider, who is a partner in the Foxwoods Casino planned for Center City, violated the state ban on campaign giving by gambling interests. Snider gave $15,000 on Jan. 15 to Comcast Corp. PAC-USA, a political committee registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State. The 2004 gaming act prohibits any casino principals from contributing ‘to any political party committee or other political committee in this commonwealth.’ In an interview yesterday, Paul Mauro, deputy director of the Gaming Control Board’s Bureau of Investigations and Enforcement, said only: ‘There is an ongoing investigation, and we don’t comment on ongoing investigations.’”

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  • Ken

    What is with Sixers and gambling these days? OK, AI isn’t a sixer anymore, but still…

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    What about the $80m he gave to Elton Brand?

  • http://a kiran

    Big I don’t care

  • http://myspace.com/2grownup2beshownup Jack

    Why can’t anyone give anyone money anymore? It’s a casino goddammit! 15K is gonna be like a lunch bill to them.

  • http://www.for-sports-sake.blogspot.com/ Faz

    The complexities of campaign contributions is much to intense. But I guess the only reason those rules are put in place is to avoid influence the contributions may come with. Too dodgy people out there. Its the dodgy ones that have the money to contribute I guess?!?! All that money they make evading taxes might as well go somewhere!

  • http://nothinbetterthansolid.blogspot.com Karl Hungus

    A chairman of a major corporation under investigation for under handed deals???? Say it ain’t so!!!!

  • Blinguo

    Effin Comcast. Cable company doing shady deal politics too?
    No wonder they stay in business after bad customer press complaints piling up.

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