A Brief Look at Crime 12/19-12/25

A Brief Look at Crime 12/19-12/25

28.12.2016 tjdy 0

JPMorgan Chase Charged in Stealing $5 Mil From Bank to Pay Off Gambling Debts A former JPMorgan Chase & Co employee who has been ordered to attend counseling for gambling is facing criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to defraud the bank out of $5 million in order to pay personal debts. The […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/12-12/18

A Brief Look at Crime 12/12-12/18

20.12.2016 tjdy 0

CEO Of Veterans Credit Union Gets Prison For $2 Million Theft The former president and CEO of the Veterans HealthAdministration Credit Union will spend just over two years in prison for stealing nearly $2 million. The Attorney General’s office says Fuataina Afutiti of Westland, who worked out a plea deal for embezzling the money, will […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/05-12/11

A Brief Look at Crime 12/05-12/11

15.12.2016 tjdy 0

Argument over money preceded fatal game room shooting A 26-year-old man charged in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man at an illegal McCully game room argued about money with the victim before gunfire broke out, according to a court document. A preliminary hearing for the suspect, Nathaniel Foster, is scheduled for Wednesday on a […]

A Brief Look at Crime 11/28 – 12/04

A Brief Look at Crime 11/28 – 12/04

06.12.2016 tjdy 0

Woman admits taking $1.5 million from 2 Missouri businesses  A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling $1.5 million from two major Kansas City-area businesses. [The employee] entered the plea Tuesday in federal court to three counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. She admitted to stealing the money from Black […]

Florida State Sen. President Hopeful over New Seminole Gambling Compact Deal

Florida State Sen. President Hopeful over New Seminole Gambling Compact Deal

30.11.2016 tjdy 0

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing dealings between Florida and the Seminole Tribe over gambling exclusivity in the state. An agreement was reached between the two to exclusively offer table games in exchange for monetary compensation to the state. The original compact was set up in 2010 for 20 years with a renegotiation period […]

A Brief Look at Crime 11/21-11/27

A Brief Look at Crime 11/21-11/27

29.11.2016 tjdy 0

Former Bellagio Craps Dealer Sentenced for $1 Million Scam  A former Bellagio Casino craps dealer has been sentenced to two to five years in prison for his role in a $1 million scam against that establishment. James R. Cooper Jr., 44, pleaded guilty to one count of theft _*in connection with orchestrating phony bets at […]

UPDATE:  Judge Rules Florida State Violated Seminole Gambling Compact and Allows Them to Offer Table Games through 2030

UPDATE: Judge Rules Florida State Violated Seminole Gambling Compact and Allows Them to Offer Table Games through 2030

26.11.2016 tjdy 0

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing dealings of the exclusive gambling compact between Florida State and the Seminole Tribe. The compact granted the Seminoles exclusivity of table games in exchange for direct monetary compensation to the state. This limited table games like blackjack to their casinos, despite other state approved gambling venues existing and […]

A Brief Look at Crime 11/14-11/20

A Brief Look at Crime 11/14-11/20

22.11.2016 tjdy 0

Buffalo poker player pleads guilty in $31 million debt collection fraud case The owner and CEO of a Buffalo debt collection firm pleaded guilty in federal court in New York Tuesday to two felony charges in connection with a scheme that coerced thousands of victims nationwide into overpaying their debts by at least $31 million. […]

A Brief Look at Crime 11/07-11/13

A Brief Look at Crime 11/07-11/13

17.11.2016 tjdy 0

FanDuel and DraftKings will each pay $6 million to resolve lawsuits over their advertising practices Fantasy-sports websites FanDuel and DraftKings will each pay $6 million to resolve lawsuits in New York over their advertising practices, state attorney general Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday, resolving a year-long legal battle over the popular online games. According to the […]

Florida Counties Vote to Expand Slots but Florida Supreme Court Ruling Likely to Prevent Implementation

Florida Counties Vote to Expand Slots but Florida Supreme Court Ruling Likely to Prevent Implementation

12.11.2016 tjdy 0

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing impact slot machine gambling and its possible expansion has on Florida. Slot machine gambling has long been limited in Florida. Over the years, various Legislative expansions have taken place, as well as locations being legalized by constitutional amendments.   In 2010, the Florida legislature allowed counties to vote for […]