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Trio Sentenced For Their Roles In Running Illegal Flint Gambling Operation

On June 1, three people were sentenced  to a day’s worth of jail time already served, probation, and community service for their roles in running an illegal gambling operation in Flint, according to a press release issued by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.

The three were first arrested in mid-2019 for operating “Spin City,” the name of the illegal casino on Miller Road. The arrests came after MGCB investigators pursued a report from Flint Township Police about suspected illegal gambling at Spin City.

“The Michigan Gaming Control Board appreciates the support from the Attorney General’s Office and police agencies across Michigan in helping to eliminate illegal gambling locations, which target low-income neighborhoods, lack player protections, and can lead to other more serious crimes,” Henry Williams, the MGCB’s executive director, said in the release. “These types of illegal gambling locations also deprive K-12 schools of tax funding, which the state charges on legal, regulated gambling.”

The defendants — Anthony Sutton, 53, of Wilmington, North Carolina; Kara Schilling, 38, of Flint; and Marjorie Brown, 53, of Flint — were all sentenced to a day in prison.

Sutton, who pled guilty to a gambling operations felony charge, was also sentenced to a year of probation and 100 hours of community service. Schilling pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a gambling house and was sentenced to a year probation and 50 hours community service. Brown pled guilty to attempting to maintain a gambling house and was sentenced to six months probation and 100 hours of community service.

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Author: Bradley King