Fall River Residents Charged with Illegal Gambling
BOSTON — Six people, four from Fall River, have been indicted in connection with illegal gambling and money laundering.
The charges came after a State Police raids earlier this year removed machines and seized of $140,000 in cash from various businesses in Southeastern Massachusetts.
According to The Herald News, the Massachusetts' Attorney General's office said those charged were distributing illegal gambling devices to establishments in the region.. Those machines resemble casino slot machines and are in competition with the Mass Lottery. The report also says the attorney general's office announced the operation was almost entirely cash based, which allowed for laundering of the proceeds.
Those charged from Fall River are Deodato Faria, 68; Antone Oliveira, 75; Natercia Teixeira, 44; and Mario Teixeira, 52.
Also indicted were John Camara, 59, of Somerset, and Clifford Wilson, 56, of Dighton.
They are expected to be arraigned in Bristol County Superior Court at a later date.