Georgia Authority Tries to Stop Illegal GamblingPosted by: admin / Category: Gambling
Georgia state authorities became fed up with illegal gambling machines. Law enforcement agency executed one more raid on yesterday. The drive was at 4 Dougherty County convenience stores.
Owner of A&J Food Mart Hemang Patel was accused on 7counts of racketeering alongside gambling. His Food Mart located at Newton Road. The District Attorney’s (DA) office already got evidence against him. Officials hope the evidence can help convict strongly Patel on the charge both racketeering and gambling. Dougherty DA Greg Edwards said “The money comes from people, sometimes who are receiving public assistance themselves,” he added , “That money goes to these gambling operations and does not come back to the state by way of taxes. It goes out of the country a lot of times.”
Administration did not cease their drive after getting raids on last Wednesday. Officials said authority will continue to stop the illegal gambling activities until every illegal machine is out of the state. The drive will continue across the state. Besides Georgia some other sates take similar step against illegal gambling operation. Governor of Alabama Bob Riley already made Gambling Task Force to find out and stop illegal gambling operations.