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OKC Police Officer Indicted For Illegal Gambling

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by BingoT, Jun 10, 2011.

    Jun 10, 2011
  1. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

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    OKC Police Officer Indicted For Illegal Gambling

    NORMAN, Oklahoma -- The Multiple-County Grand Jury has indicted veteran Oklahoma City Police Officer Roland Benavides for involvement in illegal gambling.

    The three-count indictment, unsealed by a Cleveland County judge Friday morning, accuses the 44-year-old Benavides of using a computer to violate the Anti-Gambling Act. Specifically, the indictment alleges Benavides used a computer to access an online gambling site, which allowed him to transfer data about bets on sporting events and other games of chance to David Roy Tune.

    Tune and C.L. Richards are facing federal charges for illegal gambling operations.

    Benavides has pleaded not guilty. His bond was set at $6,000. Benavides has been on administrative leave with pay from the Oklahoma City Police Department.

    Gan Matthews, News 9
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  2. Jun 10, 2011
  3. labeled

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    Wow. That's unnerving.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2011
  5. footdr

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    Mybe Okla. has specific law making gambling online illegal. Some states do and I think that is why they are often excluded by some casinos.

    I may be wrong but that is my opinion
     
  6. Jun 12, 2011
  7. Glunn11

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    Yeah, the Act cited appears to be a state law. As for the article, it's rather vague. What does "involvement in online gaming" entail, exactly? Was he playing at work? I'm sure the fact that he's a leading member of the police force was a proximate cause of his indictment, as well. It's understandable that these kinds of people are under more scrutiny from Big Brother.

    Of course, the law is still stupid, this case is stupid, and I'm sure we'll all be seeing some police officers holding yet another oversized check proclaiming victory against those evil online gamblers in the near future.
     

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