by Arkansas Business Staff
on Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 12:00 am
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Might three has been set because the sentencing date for the Benton County man who ran a large-scale unlawful playing operation in northwest Arkansas.
Again in December, Robert Enos Rogers, who’s 73 or 74, agreed to plead responsible to 1 cost of working a playing enterprise and forfeit practically $220,000, plus a 2013 Ford Flex, jewellery and a 2016 Manitou Aurora Angler 20 Pontoon Boat with a 2016 Mercury engine. In alternate for the plea, the U.S. lawyer’s workplace for the Western District allowed Rogers to maintain his houses in Rogers and Grove, Oklahoma, and it dropped one depend of cash laundering.
Rogers “admitted to working the playing operation for at the very least the previous 15 years with the help of at the very least 4 different individuals who would help by taking bets positioned over the phone, accumulating cash, and paying out cash from bets,” stated the plea settlement, which was filed Jan. eight.
The submitting didn’t identify the opposite 4 folks, and as of final week, no different costs have resulted in reference to the case.
Rogers made $70,000-$80,000 yearly from the playing operation, in keeping with the submitting. Rogers generated about $1 million in wagers yearly between 2012 and 2015, primarily via bookmaking on skilled sporting occasions.
He faces as much as 5 years in federal jail and a high-quality of $250,000.
U.S. District Decide Timothy L. Brooks will sentence Rogers in U.S. District Court docket in Fayetteville. Rogers is represented by Kimberly Weber of the legislation agency Matthews Campbell Rhoads McClure & Thompson in Rogers.