8 People Accused Of Embezzlement, Laundering Money From Florida Casino

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Eight Miami-Dade residents could be finding themselves on the losing end of a $5 million embezzlement scheme.

The federal government is now looking to seize Miami real estate that was purchased using the proceeds of a scheme that involved rigging gambling machines at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming between 2011 and 2015.

The properties include a condo in Miami Beach, four residential properties in Miami-Dade and one in West Miami. The defendants, four of whom were former Miccosukee employees, also put money into Florida’s Prepaid College Plan, as well as purchased cars.

According to the indictment, four of the defendants and co-conspirators tampered with the electronic gaming machines at the Miccosukee Casino so that they would generate false and fraudulent credit vouchers or tickets. The defendants then allegedly exchanged the vouchers for cash at ATMs located on the casino floor, or from floor cashiers or the casino treasury.

Read the original article here: therealdeal.com


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