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Brief Look at Crime 01/19 – 01/25

Ex-official convicted of $725,000 theft from band  A former executive director of the Kwadacha Nation Indian band was sentenced Thursday to a conditional sentence of two years less a day and three years probation for stealing nearly $725,000 to pay off a growing gambling debt. From January 2009 to May 2010, Theresa Margaret McCook, 51, […]

Brief Look at Crime 12/01 – 12/07

Compulsive gambling linked to embezzlement Gambling addiction often plays out in private, away from media coverage. When it does break into view, the reason often is embezzlement. Marquet International, a Boston investigative and consulting firm specializing in corporate fraud, conducts an annual study of major embezzlement cases nationwide. Last year, it analyzed 528 cases in […]

Brief Look at Crime 04/28 – 05/11

Miami-Dade police bust over 200 people is large cockfighting ring The tip came in a few weeks ago: Someone told police that people were gambling and selling drugs at a home in the Redland in deep South Miami-Dade. Undercover Miami-Dade police officers, posing as customers, started dropping in and making drug buys.  On Thursday, armed […]

Casinos won’t help Florida’s economy

In an open letter to the Miami Herald,Paul Davies and Barbara Whitehead, Institute for American Values, New York, share a empirical perspective from around the country of why Florida doesn’t need more gambling to help its economy: In the mad scramble for more gambling dollars, Florida’s timing could not be worse. The state’s legislators are […]

Brief Look at Crime 12/30 – 01/05

Jehovah’s Witness Family Murdered over ‘Dog Fight Gambling Debt’ Chihuahua police have arrested two suspects for the killing of a family of eight who was stabbed to death in the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez. Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas, general prosecutor for Chihuahua, said that authorities are also looking for a third suspect. The motive […]

A Brief Look at Crime 07/01 – 07/07

Half a million dollars’ worth of jewelry stolen in Atlantic City casino heist Three men stole half a million dollars’ worth of jewelry from a store at an Atlantic City casino in what New Jersey police are calling a brazen smash-and-grab robbery. Atlantic City Police are looking for the men in connection to the Monday […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/11 – 03/17

NJ man admits role in fatal casino carjacking A southern New Jersey man has admitted he fatally shot a man and wounded a woman during a carjacking inside an Atlantic City casino parking garage. Camden resident Phillip Byrd pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony murder in a plea deal with Atlantic County prosecutors, who’ll recommend he […]

UPDATE: Newly Established Florida Senate Gaming Committee to Conduct 2 Year Gambling Study Delaying Slot Expansion

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing attempts to legalize gambling in Florida including recent reports regarding slot machine expansion that was recently taken to a vote of the people. With so much ongoing debate, The Florida Current is reporting that the Senate has established a new gambling committee: A bill to bring large […]

A Brief Look at Crime 7/23 -7/29

Macau murder spate adds to casino industry worries In Macau, three murders in the past two weeks have raised fears that violent crime, for years a rarity in the world’s gambling capital, is growing more common at the same time as the island’s casino operators are struggling with slower growth. Police in the gaming and […]

A Brief Look at Crime 7/16 -7/22

Minnesota woman pleads guilty to embezzling $1 million from employer A Brooklyn Park, Minn., woman has pleaded guilty to cooking up a scheme to embezzle more than $1 million from her employer to feed a gambling habit.  Cynthia Carol Jacobsen admitted to a single count of mail fraud in a plea hearing before a federal […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/19 – 03/25

Tucson robbery, police chase ends in deadly crash Two men suspected of following a group of women and robbing them in their home are dead after a chase lead to a car crash in the early morning hours on Tuesday, according to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. Four men approached a group of women late […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/16 – 01/22

Woman sentenced to prison for embezzling $1M from best friend’s Sparks business A realty office manager, affectionately called “Super Sue” throughout the small Sparks company run by her best friend, was sentenced Friday to the maximum term of 10 years in prison for embezzling nearly $500,000 to fund her gambling. For two decades Carolyn Sue […]

UPDATE: Florida Gambling Bill’s Fierce Opposition Causes 170 Page Rewrite by Senator Bogdanoff

Casino Watch Focus reported that the Coalition to oppose the Florida destination casinos bill had grown to an impressive level when top Florida Cabinet members Bondi, Putnam, and Atwater joined the fray.  Now that the short, 60-day legislative session has begun, the clock is ticking on the bill’s supporter, Senator Bogdanoff, to get the votes […]

A Brief Look at Crime 08/15 – 08/21

Newcastle facebook fraud fiend is jailed CYBER schemer Iain Wood created virtual identities of his neighbours to hack their bank accounts and use their savings to bankroll his gambling addiction.  He targeted those who lived in the same North block of flats as him in a complex fraud the kind of which a veteran judge […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/21 – 02/27

Wife torched Vietnam journalist over money Police said Monday the wife of a Vietnamese journalist confessed to dousing him in gasoline and torching him in his sleep – a killing his colleagues initially feared was revenge for his investigative reporting. International media rights groups were outraged at the attack after initial reports said someone broke […]