Another Major Illegal Gambling Bust Nets No Arrests In US
Is it possible for an illegal gambling operation to be taken place but nobody be responsible for it? That is what appears to have happened in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Authorities raided the Village Square Conference Center on Route 19 in the early morning on Saturday. 150 gambling machines were seized in the sting, but as of yet, nobody has been arrested.
The center was closed after the raid, although a sign on the door indicated the closure may be temporary. The Conference Center was one of two places that police had warrants for.
This is not the first time that authorities have spent taxpayer money to bust illegal gambling operations without making any arrests. There is no guarantee that arrests will not be made in this operation, however, there were not made at the original sting itself.
The machines were confiscated along with electronic paper, records, a couple quarter pull machines, and cash. It is not known how much money was taken. The bust took the power of agents from the Criminal Investigation Division, the Internal Revenue Service, and more than twenty Harrison County Sheriff Deputies.
January 25, 2009
Posted By Terry Goodwin
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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