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“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio

Tag Archives: internet gambling

Strong Defense Under Fire?

The county prosecutor announced yesterday that it would be seeking a special prosecutor to investigate the criminal defense attorneys involved in Ohio’s Internet gambling matters over the last year. This effort is indicated in Saturday’s edition of the Plain Dealer, on the front page. Although I am not able to comment on this specific pending… Read More »

Ohio Legislature Restricts Sweepstakes Cafes

The Ohio Senate followed the House in approving a bill that strictly regulates Internet sweepstakes cafes, followed by Governor Kasich’s recent authorization. Typically, these storefront venues sell phone cards or Internet access time along with a chance to win prizes. Many have sweepstakes computers that mimic slot machines. While supporters point out that these businesses… Read More »

Ohio Internet Gambling

Gambling, wagering and games of chance are generally prohibited in Ohio by virtue of the state’s Constitution of 1851 and its amendments until 2011, but there are certain exceptions set forth in Article 15, section 6. These exceptions apply to lotteries, charitable bingo games and the large-scale casinos that recently opened, plus two more that… Read More »

Ohio Internet Cafes Indicted

In late May 2012, prosecutors in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, indicted 10 individuals and seven corporations for operating a number of illegal internet cafes. These charges are the latest in a string of legal crackdowns that have hit business owners in Ohio and the Upper Midwest. According to allegations, these businesses were operating illegal sweepstakes outlets… Read More »

Ohio Prosecuting Its First Casino Cheating Cases

A battery of over 1,000 surveillance cameras awaits anybody who tries to cheat at the new Ohio casinos. Seven suspected cheaters were recently arrested as they tried to defraud the gambling houses. These arrests are Ohio’s first criminal cases since the state legalized casino gambling. Of the seven gamblers arrested, six pleaded not guilty and… Read More »

Toeing the Line: Ohio’s Internet Sweepstakes Cafes

Internet Sweepstakes Cafés have been active throughout Ohio since 2010. These establishments offer customers the opportunity to play slot-style computer games online. Potential winnings include more Internet time and points-based opportunities to compete in sweepstakes that offer monetary prizes. Since outcomes are predetermined, just as they are with winning scratch-off lottery tickets, Toledo Municipal Court… Read More »

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