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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 8, August 2012, Posted On: 8/3/2012


Federal Agents Target Two Eight-Liner Businesses in Texas


by Staff Reporter
TAGS: Eight-liner game centers, Texas eight-liner violations, gambling, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Jones County

ABILENE, TX and McALLEN, TX -- Eight-liner game centers, normally a target of county sheriffs or state police, recently came under fire from Uncle Sam in two separate actions in Texas. In both cases, gambling was merely a side issue to possible federal violations, including illegal immigration, bribery, narcotics trafficking and gunrunning.

North of Abilene, officers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency raided a Jones County establishment on July 16. ICE staff declined to provide details, said local press outlets. | SEE STORY

In McAllen, FBI agents arrested a sheriff's deputy at his office in a surprise action on July 14, charging him with accepting bribes to warn eight-liner owners of impending raids. The defendant was also charged with an attempted guns-for-drugs exchange.

Another deputy and an operator are expected to be indicted soon. | SEE STORY


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