A brief look at crime 8/10 – 8/16

Ontario mom ‘on roll’ in casino leaves infant in car

A Tilbury woman, who was “on a roll” while gambling, faces charges after a six-month-old infant was found in a vehicle parked in the Caesars Windsor parking garage in the early morning hours of Aug. 6, 2009.

Two Men Charged in 2001 Killing of Karaoke Club Guard

Federal prosecutors announced murder indictments Wednesday against two men in the 2001 killing of a security guard at a karaoke club in Queens.  the men were members and associates of the Ah Jun, an organized crime enterprise, the Ah Jun engaged in murder, extortion, illegal gambling and narcotics trafficking, among other crimes.

3 arrested in Blu-ray DVD theft ring

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement found thousands of dollars worth of DVDs and other items when it executed a search warrant on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at the home of Gregory Marinitz, whom officials say ran a multimillion-dollar theft ring. “Our investigation reveals he has a significant gambling problem,”

Underage Gambling Leads To Large Fine For Atlantic City Hilton

The latest case of underage gambling in Atlantic City makes it appear that the casinos in the city must be severely disregarding gambling age requirements. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission fined the AC Hilton $115,000, and they have put other AC casinos on notice in the process.  In the case of the Hilton, a nineteen year old was given a players club card and proceeded to play many table games including blackjack, roulette, and poker. He also played slot machines. The gambler played so much, that he was even given a comped room.

Kickbacks from adult clubs to cab drivers spur legal battle

Several Las Vegas taxi companies and adult clubs are firing back in a lawsuit over commissions topless and nude clubs pay to cab drivers for bringing them customers, and both sides appear to be digging in for a long legal fight.  The suit charges consumers have been harmed because taxi and limousine companies have extorted more than $40 million in illegal kickbacks from local strip clubs in exchange for diverting customers to the adult establishments.

Teen’s bets cost Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort $115,000

But this would-be high roller actually was a teenager whose gambling spree between March 2007 and April 2008 cost Hilton a $115,000 fine Wednesday in one of the most egregious cases of underage gambling in Atlantic City’s 31-year history of casinos. Bally’s Atlantic City was fined $157,500 in November for allowing a 20-year-old woman to play the slot machines and gaming tables during an 18-day gambling binge in 2006. Kassekert said the penalty against Hilton was so severe because the casino ignored warnings from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement that the teenager was gambling there. Investigators tipped off Hilton on April 7, 2008, but the casino allowed him to gamble the following day.

Canada Man Faces Fraud Charges Related To Internet Gambling

Federal prosecuters indicted a Canadian resident on charges of bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses related to his alleged role in processing more than $350 million for Internet gambling companies.  The indictment seeks the forfeit of about $565.9 million,

Ex-worker must repay $200,000

A former medical secretary was placed on probation yesterday and ordered to pay back $200,000 she admitted stealing from the doctor for whom she worked.  Ms. Grensavitch also was ordered, as conditions of probation, to continue to attend Gamblers Anonymous, to advise any future employers of her conviction, and to avoid acting in any fiduciary capacity.

Multi-Million Dollar Internet Cafe Gambling Operation Busted

Internet gambling cafes have become a popular target for authorities around the country. Dozens of these cafes have been busted for illegal gambling operations in the past six months. Authorities busted what they believe to be a multi-million dollar operation. Six people were arrested in the operation and hit with gambling related charges.

Exeter high-flier stole £100,000 to fund gambling

HIGH-FLIER Andrew May has been jailed for a year for stealing more than £100,000 from a city firm.  [He] admitted at Exeter Crown Court to three thefts by an employee, from the city branch of the insurance firm Friends Provident, totalling £112,952.  He was a well-respected technical consultant at the insurance firm, with access to confidential information, who stole two deceased clients’ pensions and from a tax refund to another pension, to fund his gambling addiction.  The court heard he had been a talented amateur rugby, football and cricket player

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