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Kentucky House Passes Gambling Bill but Senate likely to vote no

Casino Watch Focus has reported numerous times on Ky Governor Steve Beshear’s attempt at expanding gambling by legalizing casinos.  Governor Beshear campaigned on the idea that he was going to make full scale casino gambling legal.  Of course, he faced opposition from the horse racing industry and countless pro-family, anti-gambling groups.  His attempt to pass […]

Kentucky House bill on casinos labeled ‘dead’

From One News Now by Ed Thomas: Legislation changing the Kentucky state constitution to allow casino gambling is a dead issue until at least 2010, says an opponent of the bill, after backers of the measure failed in their bid to get it out of the state House and before voters this November. Governor Steve […]

Kentucky’s Casino Dreams Waning…

Guest Article:  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s last hopes of pushing his pro-casino bill through the legislature seem all but lost this week, as Hastings Wyman of the Southern Political Report notes.  Holding a press conference on Monday, Beshear made a final, yet seemingly hopeless plea for the passage of his bill. Wyman reports, “’I don’t […]

A Brief Look at Crime 7/01 – 7/07

St. Croix Chippewa tribe is facing $5.5 million fine for pocketing and misappropriating $1.5 million The impoverished St. Croix Chippewa tribe is being fined $5.5 million because some of its leaders pocketed or misappropriated more than $1.5 million in tribal gaming funds, the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission said in a blistering notice. […]

A Brief Look at Crime 5/6 – 5/12

Police: Dead robber hit same casino in November  Police say a 49-year-old twice-convicted bank robber who died exchanging gunfire with police while trying to flee a casino robbery was responsible for a similar heist in November at the same Las Vegas Strip resort. Clark County Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank showed side-by-side photos Monday of Michael […]

A Brief Look at Crime 4/15 – 4/21

Admitted College Embezzler Negotiates with State  It’s been over a year and no charges have been filed against Henrietta Trujillo. The former Northern New Mexico College finance director resigned her position in March 2017 and provided her supervisor with a box of evidence detailing how she allegedly kept over $200,00 from the College. New Mexico […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/28 – 02/03

Two Nuns Alleged to Have Embezzled $500,000 Two longtime nuns at St. James Catholic School in Torrance allegedly embezzled as much as $500,000 in tuition, fees and donations, perhaps spending some of the money on trips and gambling at casinos while telling parents the school was operating on a shoestring budget, it was reported Thursday. […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/24 – 01/07

Missouri man who used Medicaid funds on strippers & gambling sentenced The owner of a Festus nursing home who used Medicaid funds for strippers, gambling and other personal expenses while the facilities were falling apart has been sentenced to nearly 3.5 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Johnnie Mac Sells, of St. Peters, the […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/04 – 12/10

Ex-cop, son admit to roles in $4 million illegal sports-betting scheme An ex-cop who once spent time in prison for participating in an advertising scheme, has racked up another felony conviction, this time for his role in illegal Internet-based sports gambling rings, which, authorities said, hauled in about $4 million in wagers. Ciro Barone, 68, […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/19 – 06/25

Russian Gang Hacked Slot Machines and Plotted Over Stolen Sweets, U.S. Says There were the usual accouterments of an organized crime prosecution: an illegal poker house and cases of stolen cigarettes, the authorities said. But there was also a scheme to defraud casinos with a hacking device that predicted the behavior of particular models of […]

A Brief Look at Crime 8/08-8/14

Gambling addict bludgeoned his estranged wife to death A JEALOUS husband has been jailed for life after killing his wife in a vicious hammer attack. Gambling addict Paul Abbott bludgeoned wife Jacqueline at least 16 times following a row over tickets to an Elvis tribute act. The couple had split last year after almost 30 […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/21 – 03/27

Heart-breaking moment three-year-old helps her mother count cash after she was just SOLD A Chinese mother who sold her two daughters illegally to compensate for mounting debts was caught on camera counting the cash in front of one of the oblivious little girls. Long Baoxin, who hails from Heng County in central China, attempted to […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/01 – 02/07

Cuban national ordered held on $200,000 bond in Miami cop stabbing A judge has raised the bond for a Cuban national who is accused of stabbing a Miami police officer who was working off duty at the Magic City Casino. Jose Carvajal-Lopez, 28, who remains at Jackson Memorial Hospital after being shot by the officer, […]

Brief Look at Crime 04/20 – 05/03

Blanchard Man Accused Of Gunning Down Wife Will Stand Trial There is a new ruling for a Blanchard man accused of taking his wife’s life because of her alleged gambling problem. The case has a community in shock. For nearly the past year authorities have been gathering information to build a case against Larry Keeler. […]

Brief Look at Crime 02/02 – 02/08

Bank manager stole $500K A former Westpac bank manager spent his first hours behind bars last night after pleading guilty to defrauding a customer out of more than $500,000. Darren Jason Arnold, 37, was charged with fraud and theft after WA Police carried out what they described as a “significant” arrest late last year.The major […]