Two Year Gambling Investigation Leads To Sixty-Six Arrests In Ohio
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It is becoming more and more common in the US that authorities are spending valuable funds investigating illegal gambling operations. A recent investigation in Ohio went on for two years and used thousands of taxpayer dollars.
The investigation ended earlier this past week with sixty-six people being charged in the case. The defendants now face felony charges of grand theft, money laundering, and gambling.
“This is getting ridiculous. It is not just in Ohio, it is almost every state in the nation. We are in a financial crisis throughout this country and police agencies are using thousands of dollars, a tremendous amount of resources and time to bust up gambling operations. It is just absurd,” said resident Jack Pauper.
Pauper is not the only one that has become upset with this type of law enforcement. “There has been an outrage in certain communities where crime is high and murderers are walking the streets, yet the authorities are choosing to spend their resources taking down illegal gambling operations,” said observer Barry Greenberg.
The people that were arrested in Ohio were running a charity based operation, known as “Vegas Nights”. It is not illegal to run those type of casino fundraisers as long as workers are not paid. In this case, authorities are claiming that it was more than just the charities that were benefiting.