Daily Archives: April 13, 2020

A Brief Look at Crime 04/06 – 04/12

Man drowns three daughters after wife denies money for gambling 

In what appeared to be a shocking incident, a man killed his three daughters by throwing them into irrigation well as his son was able to escape the wrath of his father who was annoyed from the wife for denying money for gambling. The incident occurred in Kamareddy district of India’s Telangana state. The victims were identified as Afia (10), Maheen (9) and Joya (7). 

According to details, the accused had five children including four daughters and a son. One of his daughters was handed over to a family for adoption at an early age. According to Banswada police station authorities, the man used to have frequent quarrels with his wife Niloufer. On the day of the incident, the accused asked his four children to accompany him to a function at a local shrine and took them to an irrigation tank full of water. The son, while suspecting his father’s mysterious behaviour and ran away as the accused threw his daughters into the well. The mother soon after knowing mysterious activity of husband from son, rushed to the site and cried  for help after knowing of the brutal act committed by Fayaz.

NJ Fines Online Gambling Company After Two Self-Excluded Players Lost Combined $29,000

Last month, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement disciplined a company involved with online gambling after some self-excluded players were allowed to continue playing and accumulated heavy losses. The state imposed a $36,000 civil penalty against NYX Digital (Scientific Games) under a settlement stemming from a violation of the state’s gambling self-exclusion rules designed to protect the public, according to the DGE’s website.

The complaint stated that on Feb. 14, 2019, a patron reported to Resorts Digital that he had self-excluded via MoheganSun.com on Jan. 26, 2019 but was still able to gamble on ResortsCasino.com. It was discovered, according to the DGE, that there was an “omission” in a software “release which was deployed on Oct. 10, 2018, which included code to support adding self-excluded individuals to the Division’s self-excluded list by operator/skin.” Being on that list means you aren’t supposed to be able to gamble on any platform. The software failure resulted in anyone self-excluding on MoheganSunCasino.com not being added to the state’s list. The state said that nine gamblers were adversely impacted by the software issue. On Feb. 16, 2019, all nine were manually added to the list and NYX Digital “successfully deployed an emergency fix.”

Ex-Parks and Rec worker repays the $100k she embezzled

A former San Diego city employee official who admitted embezzling more than $100,000 from the Parks and Recreation Department paid back every penny on Thursday and was placed on probation. Lisa Ann Petty turned over a cashier’s check for $100,649.65 to a city official in a San Diego courtroom. No mention was made of how Petty, 43, accumulated the sum. Superior Court Judge Polly Shamoon placed Petty on five years of formal probation and ordered her to perform 200 hours of community service. Petty also is required to enroll in a treatment program for gambling. Deputy District Attorney Judy Taschner noted that Petty “has a gambling problem” that played a role in her crime. Petty was accused of siphoning the funds to her personal accounts from January 2017 until October 2018 while serving as director of the Paradise Hills Recreation Center. She had run the center since 2012.

3 illegal gambling arcades in 3 different plazas were shut down 

Three illegal gambling operations, in three different shopping plazas in Tallahassee, have been shut down. The Tallahassee Police Department served search warrants to three local businesses, often referred to as “internet cafes.” Inside they discovered all three were running illegal gambling operations. They arrested five people, with more arrest warrants pending. After complaints from people in the area, TPD launched an investigation into businesses like Southern Amusement Arcade in April of 2019. Residents and businesses in the are said they had no idea that something like this was going on behind closed doors.

Kenton Findley often visits the shopping plaza where Southern Amusement Arcade used to be. “I thought they were getting ready, about to relocate,” said Findley.”I wasn’t aware they were being shut down.” He says he thought it was a place people went to relax and play video games. “I was under the assumption that it was probably one of those arcade areas where they had a couple of X-boxes and a couple of card games.” Grace Entertainment Incorporated, Havan 2009 LLC, and Southern Amusement Arcade are now closed. Officers said they began their investigation because several of the “arcades” had armed robberies. “Back in April we started getting complaints because several of these places got robbed in takeover robberies with firearms,” Officer Bradshaw said. “In at least two occasions there were shots fired.”

27 indicted on federal charges in alleged horse doping scheme

Horse racing, already in the midst of a crisis over the number of equine fatalities in the sport, was dealt another severe blow to its credibility when federal authorities charged 27 people in a horse drugging scheme. Among those was Jason Servis, trainer of Maximum Security, the recent winner of the $20-million Saudi Cup. Federal prosecutors in New York put forth the indictments alleging “widespread, corrupt schemes by racehorse trainers, veterinarians, [performance enhancing drug] distributors, and others to manufacture, distribute and receive unadulterated and misbranded PEDs and to secretly administer those PEDs to racehorses.”

 No California-based trainers or veterinarians were named in the indictments. The doping scheme was alleged to have occurred in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky and the United Arab Emirates. The announcement of the indictment had animal rights groups calling for the immediate passage of the federal Horse Racing Integrity Act. The bill, which is more of a concept than actual plan, would create federal oversight of race horse medication. It has bipartisan support and will likely pass the House this year.

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