On October 10th, 2007, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie said that the probation officer of New Jersey pleaded guilty to operating an illegal poker gaming operation in Gloucester County.
33 year-old Gordon Ernst from the Mount Laurel Township pleaded guilty before Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez to information in the case. Judge Rodriguez authorized the release of the defendant on a $25,000 cash bond before sentencing on January 14th, 2007.
Ernst admitted before Judge Rodriguez that between March 2006 and June 2007 he was running an illegal gaming operation that operated in the state of New Jersey and elsewhere in the U.S. Ernst said that he managed and even finance the poker operation which involved five people. He added that he have done it even though he know that it is illegal in their county.
On June 8th, 2007, the law enforcement officers executed a warrant on the gaming parlor that was located on Delsea Drive in Westville and confiscated items that will be used as evidence in the case. The case filed against Ernst caries a penalty of five years in prison and a cash fine of $250,000.
10/17/2007 03:45 PM