Following an MGCB Investigation into a Flint Storefront Casino, the City of Flint Filed a Property Nuisance Complaint and Two People Were Charged with Several Felonies

Arsenii Anderson
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The 67th District Court, situated at 630 South Saginaw Street in Flint, recently arraigned two defendants who were allegedly running a storefront casino. This was the result of a combined investigation by the Michigan Department of Attorney General and the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB).

On February 15, felony gambling warrants were obtained for Saginaw resident Robert Jamerson, 55, and Grand Blanc resident Linos Antonio Kas-Mikha, 52. Four counts of felonies are being brought against each of them: one for operating a gambling operation without a license, two for using computers to conduct crimes, and one for keeping a gambling house open for business at Cellular Bank, 4622 N. Saginaw Street, Flint.

Thirteen computers that played slot-style games were located in the Cellular Bank together with eleven stand-alone slot machines, similar to those found in commercial casinos in Michigan. Customers were also given a PIN-protected card by the establishment, which let them place bets online from off-site places like their homes.

Holding those who choose to disobey the law and operate allegedly unlawful gambling businesses responsible for their conduct is crucial to maintaining the safety and integrity of the communities, according to MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams. The board works to maintain a gaming atmosphere that is not only fun but also complies with the laws of fairness, legality, and community safety by enforcing severe restrictions and penalizing violators.

According to the law, the defendants are assumed innocent until and until they are proven guilty, and the criminal charges are just allegations. On February 21 and February 28, respectively, Kas-Mikha and Jamerson, the two accused, were arraigned and issued personal bonds totaling $25,000 and $50,000. Kas-Mikha’s hearing for probable cause was held on February 29; Jamerson’s hearing was held on March 7. 67th District Court hearings for both were set on March 14 at 8:30 a.m.

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