- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - Prosecutors in Cleveland say eight people and two businesses have been indicted on racketeering charges for allegedly distributing illegal video slot machines to Ohio bars.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday that the defendants are each charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The indictment also includes gambling counts and other charges.

The 159-count indictment accuses the individuals and vending companies of making millions of dollars off the proceeds of the illegal machines that were installed mostly in bars in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Lake, Ashland and Wayne counties.

Earlier this month, a Wisconsin company and its owner pleaded guilty to selling thousands of video slot machines and machine components to bars and businesses in Ohio.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide