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Marc Gergely, ex-Deputy sentenced in Pennsylvania gambling case

Then-Pennsylvania state REP. Marc Gergely in the year 2015.

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A former Pennsylvania legislator has 18 months of house arrest for his role in an illegal gambling have been sentenced in the machine operation.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Marc Gergely was also ordered Monday to three years probation after the completion of the sentence.

The seven-term democratic deputies pleaded guilty in Allegheny County to misdemeanor conspiracy and campaign-Finance violation.

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Gergely was accused of the aid of an illegal video gambling operation that had approximately 335 of the machines of the 70 restaurants, bars, bowling alleys and other places.

Prosecutors claimed that Gergely took advantage of his position to alleviate the fears of the entrepreneurs, who were leery of putting slot machines in their facilities.

Defender Charles Porter, Jr., sought leniency, saying his client had never been in trouble before and had taken responsibility.

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