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Illegal Gambling Ring Spanning Multiple States Busted
Law enforcement from several agencies in Oklahoma and Florida work to break up an illegal gambling ring.
According to the Oklahoma Attorney General, Chase Burns and his wife, Kristin, set up gambling units that were supposed to donate money to the veterans group Allied Veterans. The group said it received less than one percent of the proceeds. Instead, prosecutors believe Burns pocketed $290 million on the gaming software and units.
Burns owns International Internet Technologies in Anadarko. Prosecutors say he supplied the illegal gaming software to locations in Florida, which violates that state's gaming laws.
Burns turned himself in Tuesday afternoon in Caddo County and fought extradition to Florida. His bond was set at $500,000. His wife, Kristin, was arrested Monday in Cleveland County. Her bond is set at $100,000.
Posted: Tuesday, March 12 2013, 04:19 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma schools hit by tornado had no safe rooms
May 21, 2013 21:14 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- An emergency official says Oklahoma has reinforced tornado shelters in more than 100 schools across the state, but the two that were hit by this week's storms in suburban Oklahoma City did not have them.
Albert Ashwood is director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. He told reporters Tuesday it's up to each jurisdiction to set priorities for which schools get limited funding for safe rooms.
Ashwood says a shelter would not necessarily have saved more lives at the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children sheltering in above-ground classrooms were killed. He says no disaster mitigation measure is absolute.
He says authorities are going to review which schools have safe rooms and try to get them in more schools across the state.
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