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South Carolina Businessman is Charged with Running an Illegal Gambling Business


We associate major white collar crimes with big cities such as New York or Houston with its oil money, but these kinds of offenses also occur in South Carolina.

Recently reported on how Larry, "L.W.", Flynn, 39, of Richland County, was charged by a Federal Grand Jury with Operation of an Illegal Gambling Business as well as Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering.

Flynn was accused of the offenses in connection with operation of the gambling business "Magic Minutes" which was a Carolina Forest company, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office.

The media reported on how he faces up to 10 years in prison after a federal grand jury indicted him on video poker related charges, according to court records unsealed earlier this month.

The businessman operated Magic Minutes machines in Carolina Forest and Spartanburg County. Typically, these kinds of federal charges follow multi-agency investigations and this case was no exception.

Horry County police and agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division raided the Carolina Forest business in January 2013 according to reports, seizing several machines. The IRS, FBI, Homeland Security, S.C. Attorney General's Office and State Law Enforcement Division also took part in the investigation.

Federal indictments stated the charges against Flynn span a period from June 2011 to the present. If convicted of both federal counts, Flynn faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The indictments say Flynn and other "known and unknown" co-conspirators "unlawfully and knowingly did conduct, finance, manage, supervise and direct an illegal gambling business." The business was making as much as $2,000 a day, according to the indictment.

The indictment accused Flynn of conducting in excess of $10,000 from proceeds derived from the business, and conspiring to conceal these proceeds.

If you find yourself accused of a federal crime, you are likely to face serious consequences. The prosecutor may have vast resources at his or her disposal and penalties are often severe. Our lead attorney is admitted to practice in federal court and is poised to take immediate action to represent your interests. Contact our Columbia federal crime attorney today at 877.728.3734

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