Four People Receive Sentences for Running Illegal Gambling Businesses in Macomb, Genesee County
In Macomb County’s 16th Circuit Court, three Macomb County citizens and one Wayne County resident received sentences for their roles in the operation of an illegal gambling company at Jackpott’s of Sterling Heights, 13923 Lakeside Circle, Sterling Heights. The Attorney General filed charges on July 15, 2021, following a collaborative investigation by the Michigan Department of Attorney General and the Michigan Gaming Control Board. The MGCB oversees all the gambling activities in the Great Lakes State, including Michigan online casino games.
52-year-old Sam Daoud of Sterling Heights pleaded guilty to one felony count of operating a gambling operation. He was told to pay $300 in legal fees, $130 in compensation for crime victims, and $68 in state fees. Daoud was also given an 18-month probationary period.
The 50-year-old Nadia Daoud from Sterling Heights pleaded guilty to one count of gambling operations. She was told to pay $600 in court expenses, $130 in charges for crime victims, and $68 in state taxes. She was also sentenced to 11 months of probation with a $30 monthly monitoring cost.
Kim Green, 44, of Roseville pleaded guilty of running a gambling establishment for profit, a high court misdemeanor. She paid a $978 fine, spent two days in jail, and was given a six-month probationary period.
Brian Shufeldt, 42, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of Gambling Operation. He was ordered to pay $600 in legal fees, $130 in compensation for crime victims, and $68 in state fees.
A forfeiture order was issued to the State of Michigan for all gambling-related funds and other evidence. This comprised 35 gaming PCs with slot machines and $14,212 in cash and gift cards that were seized.