contests at Empire City Casino were fixed

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by Associated Press
Wednesday July 08, 2009, 5:08 AM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The woman in charge of promotions at the casino at Yonkers Raceway was indicted Tuesday on charges she arranged for friends and relatives to win contests.

Donna Cronin, 44, and two co-defendants at Empire City Casino helped their acquaintances win money, flat-screen televisions, laptop computers and Broadway tickets, Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore said. Sometimes they demanded kickbacks, she said.

Cronin's lawyer, Peter Koulikourdis, said higher-ups at the casino "are using her as a scapegoat" but wouldn't elaborate...
 
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