Daily Archives: May 27, 2021

A Brief Look at Crime 05/17 – 05/23

Oneida Casino shooting: Suspect, 2 others dead 

A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack. Brown County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the gunman was seeking a specific person he was angry at. “He was targeting a specific victim who was not there, but he decided to still shoot some of the victim’s friends or co-workers, it appears,” Pawlak said. Pawlak wasn’t sure if the shooter was a former employee of the restaurant, but said “it appears there’s some relationship that had to do with employment.” “Whether or not they all worked there, we’re still working on,” he said. The wounded person was being treated at a Milwaukee hospital, Pawlak said. The attack happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Oneida Casino, operated by the Oneida Nation on the western side of Green Bay, with the casino tweeting that an active shooter was on the scene. Neither the gunman nor the shooting victims were immediately identified. Brown County Sheriff’s Office said they are witholding names of the victims and the suspect until all next of kin can be notified. The office is planning a Monday morning press conference. Jawad Yatim, a witness, said he saw at least two people shot.

High Profile Gambler Receives Prison Sentence over $9.6M Fraud

Rob Gorodetsky, once a high-profile gambler who drove expensive cars and was betting thousands on sports is now facing more than two years in prison. During a Thursday hearing in the *Dirksen Federal Courthouse*, Judge *Elaine Bucklo* sentenced the man to 28 months in prison over wire fraud. Charges against the 28-year-old Gorodetsky were filed last year in January. Prosecutors *accused him of scamming one investor with $9.6 million* between 2014 and 2018. Once the charges were filed, it was not long before Gorodetsky pleaded guilty. With that in mind, the investor’s name was not publicly revealed but the court’s filing described him as an eye doctor from New Jersey, who happened to be the father of one of Gorodetsky’s girlfriends. Before hearing his sentence, *Gorodetsky apologized for his actions*. He said that he cannot make this right regardless of what he says or does. Although Judge Bucklo acknowledged that Gorodetsky is really young, she stressed that *he was involved in a “massive, massive fraud”*.

Norwich man admits embezzling more than $680,000 from Farmington nonprofit; used money for cruises, casino gambling

A Norwich man admitted to embezzling over $680,000, over the course of seven years, from a Farmington-based nonprofit he was the president and chief executive officer of, federal prosecutors said.  From 2013 to 2020, Michael Meakem, 59, embezzled at least $683,202 from the Center for Financial Training, they said. He took the money from the nonprofit’s credit card and bank accounts then “used the funds on personal expenses, including alimony payments, meals, cruises, other vacations, and gambling at Connecticut’s casinos,” investigators said. Meakem was the president and chief executive officer for the organization that provided resources and education to people in the financial services industry. He pled guilty to wire fraud in federal court in New Haven Friday and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

LAPD veteran, 2 others accused of running high-dollar Super Bowl betting operation

A Los Angeles police officer and two other men who allegedly orchestrated an illegal gambling operation in which participants placed high-dollar bets on the outcome of the Super Bowl pleaded not guilty Thursday to bookmaking charges. Robert Felix — a 13-year Los Angeles Police Department veteran who was last assigned to the LAPD Transit Services Division — was assigned to his home with no police powers while the investigation continues, the LAPD announced earlier this month. Felix, 50, is charged along with co-defendants Francisco Martin Del Campo, 52, and Gabriel Martin Del Campo, 50. The charges stem from an extensive investigation by the LAPD’s Special Operations Division in partnership with the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Gambling Control and the California Alcoholic Beverage Control, according to the LAPD.

Knightswood crime: Two suspects accused of stealing £110k from OAP and daughter

The charge states that they were given it on the pretence that they were to purchase essential groceries and power cards for them. It is alleged the pair used Margaret’s PIN to withdraw money from accounts. It is stated Gaughan and McDowall used the cards and money to purchase and make payments for their own benefit. Alcohol, gaming purchases, holidays, mobile phones, gambling and other unknown items were allegedly bought. The charge states that these items were not permitted by Margaret and were not for the purposes of providing them groceries or power cards. A total of £110,007.86 was allegedly embezzled by Gaughan and McDowall. The pair pleaded not guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to a single embezzlement charge.

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