HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) — Pennsylvania Attorney
General Bruce R. Beemer has announced that charges have been filed against Louis F. Caputo, a
Caputo allegedly used his position to aid and
protect the illegal gambling enterprise of one of his associates.
According to claims, Caputo assisted Ronald “Porky”
Melocchi in the management of an illegal gambling scheme involving the
installation and maintenance of video gambling devices in bars, restaurants and
other businesses in the McKeesport area. Law enforcement officials seized 330
of these devices after the initial case began in 2013.
Caputo’s role in the scheme involved
joining Melocchi’s “Super PAC,”
a group used to show strength in terms of the people with whom he had a
connection. In his Super PAC role, Caputo allegedly assisted in securing new
locations for the video gambling business.
Beemer stressed that this is an ongoing case and thanked
the Pennsylvania State Police for its work on the matter. Senior Deputy
Attorney General Mark A. Serge of the Office of Attorney General's organized
crime section is handling the case.