Florida operators to forfeit US$6 million

Florida operators to forfeit US$6 million

North Florida Racetrack Bingo owners and operators have been found guilty of conducting an illegal gambling and money laundering scheme.

A federal jury convicted the owners/operators of Racetrack Bingo turning profit from an illegal gambling scheme and money laundering.

US.- North Florida Racetrack Bingo owners and operators have been found guilty of conducting an illegal gambling and money laundering scheme. As announced by US Attorney Lawrence Keefe for the Northern District of Florida, Larry and Dixie Marino have been ordered to forfeit US$5.8 million to the United States after a jury found them guilty in February 2018.

“The investigation and prosecution of financial crimes joins the criminal and civil enforcement resources of federal agencies, regulatory authorities, inspectors general, and state and local law enforcement. This multimillion-dollar forfeiture order delivers a powerful message to lawbreakers who would try to reap millions destined for legitimate charitable organizations. Thanks to the outstanding work of AUSA Forbes and her investigative team, these criminals will pay for their misdeeds,” US Attorney Keefe said in a recent statement about the case.

“I appreciate the work of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, our agents, and law enforcement partners ensuring our local charities have the resources they earned to address the needs of our community,” FDLE Pensacola Special Agent in Charge Jack Massey assured about the investigation and the ruling.

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