A 28-year-old Manchester man is facing threatening and terrorism charges for allegedly phoning in a bomb threat to Mohegan Sun casino and invoking the name of ISIS. Mohegan Tribal Police arrested Gary L. Kalinsky of 71 Waddell Road on Jan. 8 in connection with a 3:21 a.m. call on Nov. 18 to an unlisted number given to casino patrons with lost items. The caller said he left a briefcase behind at the casino and needed it back. “I was the front of ISIS and the briefcase contains a very, very, very highly sensitive bomb and, if I don’t get it back in about 25 minutes, it might explode in you guy’s face in the casino,” the caller said, according to an arrest warrant affidavit in the case. Police identified Kalinsky’s number as the origin of the call because their records showed Kalinsky had called a day or two earlier to report a missing jacket.
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite in New Orleans says a 79-year-old Abita Springs man has been sentenced to eight months in prison on gambling charges. Frank Frabbiele had pleaded guilty to charges of illegal transmission of wagering information and money laundering. Polite’s office says Frabbiele operated a sports gambling operation from January 2008 until early April of last year. He used a betting website based in Costa Rica to track, record, and register bets and clients. In addition to the eight-month prison sentence he was ordered to forfeit more than $209,000.
A man being sought in the slayings of two brothers whose bound bodies were found in a Philadelphia river and in the wounding of a third man who swam to shore has been captured in Virginia. Authorities allege Le and other members of a Vietnamese gang held brothers Viet Huynh and Vu Huynh hostage in his southwest Philadelphia home in August for gambling away $100,000 that was supposed to be used to buy drugs. Another man went to the home with partial payment of $40,000, but “Le was not satisfied and allegedly decided all three men would pay with their lives,” the U.S. Marshals Service said in December.
Three men allegedly robbed and killed another man in Racine, and then drove to Milwaukee to gamble at the Potawatomi Casino. The three defendants are charged in a December 11th holdup in which 41-year-old Maurice Carter of Chicago was shot to death. Authorities said the 3 planned to rob Carter and another man — but it was not clear if any money was stolen in the mugging. 24-year-old Travenn Webster of Racine and 25-year-old Daimon Jackson of Milwaukee were ordered Wednesday to stand trial.
New Jersey authorities have charged 12 New York residents with a credit card scam in Atlantic City’s casinos that stole nearly $300,000. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman said Thursday that 10 of the defendants used stolen credit cards to make cash withdrawals at five casinos in 2011. The 10 allegedly were acting under the direction of two leaders who brought them to Atlantic City, provided them with the cards and oversaw the transactions. ll are charged with conspiracy and theft counts.The scam allegedly caused about $293,000 in losses to banks that issued the cards.
The victim of a $25 million gambling extortion case in Fond du Lac has been identified as Gary Sadoff, owner of Badger Liquor Company. Action 2 News requested from Badger Liquor a copy of an email Sadoff sent to employees. The company sent us this: “As you may know, earlier last month, the United States Attorney in Milwaukee indicted a man named Adam Meyer on six counts of fraud and extortion, including threats of violence against an unnamed individual.” According to an indictment, a Fond du Lac customer, referred to as Victim A, began purchasing advice from sports gambling adviser Adam Meyer in 2007. The unnamed customer–now identified as Sadoff–paid Meyer $25 million following threats to the victim and the victim’s family, according to the document.Adam Meyer faces six federal charges, including extortion, fraud and racketeering.
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