Lorain County Prosecutor's Office announces indictments in casino gaming investigation

The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office announced Sept. 19 the indictments of 55 individuals and corporate entities by the Lorain County grand jury in connection to illegal casino gaming, according to a news release.

The indictments are the result of an ongoing investigation involving numerous law enforcement agencies including the Ohio Casino Control Commission, the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and a number of other area police agencies, the release said.

Each indictment includes counts of: engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, money laundering, casino gaming operation and/or operating a gambling house, the release said.

“The indictments address the drain on our community tax base and the victimization of members of the community who are among the most vulnerable to financial manipulation,” according to the release.

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