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Federal Indicments Unsealed Against Teddy Mitchell and 8 Others
The federal government is asking for the return of more than
$8 million in proceeds from an illegal gambling operation. Federal prosecutors accuse Teddy Mitchell,
two of his sons and six others of running a criminal operation that ran
high-stakes poker games out of a home in Northwest
Oklahoma City. The US
Attorney’s office says the Mitchell home was used to deal 400 hands of illegal
poker a week for several years.
Prosecutors also so Mitchell worked as a bookie for people placing bets
on sporting events.
The home prosecutors say was the site of the illegal
gambling is the same home where Teddy’s wife, Julie, was found violently
murdered. Prosecutors say the gambling
case has nothing to do with the murder investigation and that they were
investigating claims of illegal gambling long before Julie’s murder. However in the indictment unsealed Monday,
Prosecutors say the illegal activity covered a period that ended in November of
2010, the same month Julie died.
The FBI says this was a large criminal organization that
went beyond a few people betting on small-stakes card games. Investigators say the Mitchells used a company
based in Costa Rica
to process proceeds from the gambling.
Teddy Mitchell and his sons Nick and Dryden, along with the
others charged by federal prosecutors are due in court Monday afternoon.
We’ll have an update on why prosecutors want to keep Teddy
Mitchell in prison for now and what this case means for the murder
investigation tonight on the Fox 25 Primetime News at Nine. Plus look for updates later on OKCFOX.com.
Posted: Monday, September 24 2012, 09:28 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Search continues in creek for missing Okla. teen
May 25, 2013 22:59 GMT
KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities continue to search for a Kingfisher teenager who disappeared after jumping into Uncle John Creek.
Police say 17-year-old Taylor Faine jumped into the creek Thursday and did not resurface. Kingfisher Fire Chief Randy Poindexter told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/10s2oB6 ) on Saturday that manmade dams have been built in hopes of finding Faine's body.
Authorities say Faine was swimming with friends in an area where no swimming signs are in place because of dangerous currents in the creek.
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