FBI sluit Bicycle Hotel and Casino

FBI sluit Bicycle Hotel and Casino

Datum: 5 apr. 2017 00:00

Opmerkelijk nieuws vanuit Amerika waar de FBI vannacht het bekende The Bicycle Hotel and Casino heeft gesloten. Er nog maar weinig informatie bekend over de toedracht, maar bronnen zeggen dat het om een “criminal fraud” onderzoek gaat. Ook immigratie en Homeland Security zijn bij de zaak betrokken.

 

#BREAKINGNEWS: Feds confirm search warrant served at Bicycle Casino & Hotel in Bell Gardens https://t.co/3dd0XS2Sju pic.twitter.com/5gRVMfGpNM

— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) 4 april 2017

 

HLS/ICE leading multi agency raid/Bicycle Casino, Bell Gardens. Poss fraud/money laundering. @CBSLA @KCBSKCALDesk @SomitraButalia @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/GZ2p6b94hu

— Mark Dunn (@mobile2markdunn) 4 april 2017

 

Via PokerNews.com lezen we het volgende over de zaak:

 

Virginia Kice, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles, said in a statement that "a search warrant issued by a United States magistrate judge was filed under seal in relation to an ongoing investigation," but could not comment "on the scope or nature of the investigation" because of the seal on the warrant.

 

The warrant is being executed today by members of the Los Angeles High Intensity Financial Crime Area Task Force, which includes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations; IRS Criminal Investigation; the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Gambling Control; and the United States Attorney's office.

 

According to law enforcement sources who were familiar with the situation, the investigation was focused on whether Bicycle's gambling club was used to launder cash illegally obtained, reported the Los Angeles Times. In other words, this investigation should discover if gamblers used dirty money at the tables in exchange for clean money.

 

Kenneth Taylor, a regular Paigow player at the casino, told the Los Angeles Times the casino had not been evacuated. A casino employee was reportedly told that the casino floor would reopen at a later date so he could cash out chips.

 

Het Casino zal gesloten blijven tot het onderzoek is afgerond. The Bicycle Hotel and Casino is een van de bekendste Amerikaanse Casino's dat niet in Las Vegas ligt. Er wordt heel erg veel gepokerd en ook het populaire "Live at the Bike" wordt er opgenomen. We houden de situatie in de gaten en wachten op meer nieuws via de Amerikaanse pokersites. Zodra er nieuws is zullen we dat zo snel mogelijk op Pokeren.nl plaatsen.






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