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Michael Kors Bags UK he said he's stunned by the sheer scope of the Godwin investigation and says the raids missed the mark.

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Michael Kors Bags UK he said he's stunned by the sheer scope of the Godwin investigation and says the raids missed the mark.

NC illegal gambling investigation could top

What started out as a raid at a Johnston County business with known ties to video poker has now turned into a multi county investigation into illegal gambling in North Carolina that could top $20 million. 200 store and restaurant owners from more than 40 towns, including Raleigh, Rocky Mount and Roanoke Rapids, have been caught in the middle of the federal investigation and had their businesses raided by agents in the past several months. raids began May 7, when agents raided Godwin Music Company near Selma in Johnston County. They also raided homes tied to Ricky Godwin, the company’s owner, who is no stranger to federal investigations. than a decade ago, Godwin and his son Ricky Godwin Jr. were convicted in an illegal gambling ring. The son received probation, and the father went to prison. He was released three years ago. federal court transcript shows agents believe the Godwins were quickly back in business and possibly linked to a $20 million ring across Eastern North Carolina.

In mid October, several federal seizure warrants were issued for cash taken from business owners. Over the next month and a half, more and more money was seized from nearly 200 locations across the state. me, they just legally robbed me," said Richard Oakley, owner of The Train Station, a bar and restaurant in Cary. "Eight guys walking around with guns and badges, smashing machine open in the middle of my dining room. It was insanity."

Alcohol Law Enforcement agents seized three gaming machines. Oakley contends the games fit a loophole in the state’s sweepstakes law, and he quickly replaced them with more. Oakley also says the ALE agents took about $7, Michael Kors Bags UK,000. crushed me that day. I didn’t even have change to give a customer," he said. agents produced paperwork suggesting Oakley’s gaming machines came from the Godwin owned Raleigh Amusements. concedes his video games are from Raleigh Amusements, but not the confiscated gaming machines.

"That has absolutely nothing to do with me, and I proved that had nothing to do with me, Michael Kors outlet UK," Oakley said. Attorney’s Office case. Attorney’s Office spokesman defended the agents’ actions but declined to comment because of the ongoing investigation."

Federal records show The Train Station was one of at least 190 businesses raided in the Godwin investigation. some cases, agents took hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, http://www.handydandy.ca/, like they did from Big Boy’s Truck Stop and Travel Center in Kenly.

"They took over. They took the money, all the paper money in the office," said owner Walter Powell Jr.

In other cases, they seized as little as $5 from the Premier Restaurant in Smithfield. The warrants show money was even taken from the tip jar in Skully’s Tavern in Goldsboro and from a bag found in the purse of the owner of the Country Mart in Benson.

As for Oakley, he said he’s stunned by the sheer scope of the Godwin investigation and says the raids missed the mark.

"I just can’t believe they can use one person’s problem to confiscate so many millions and millions of dollars from hard working businesses, Chaussure Louboutin Pas Cher," he said. "They just fall under the, ‘Well, it may have something to do with the gaming machines.’"

In each case involving the businesses, the owner and RGB, the Godwins’ company, are listed as entities who may stake a claim to the money. data in the federal civil forfeiture cases shows the chances of getting all of the money back are slim to none. for a potential criminal case against the Godwins, no charges have been filed and an initial search warrant for their properties was still under seal.

"I just can believe they can use one person problem to confiscate so many millions and millions of dollars from hard working businesses," he said. "They just fall under the, it may have something to do with the gaming machines.

In each case involving the businesses, the owner and RGB, the Godwins company, are listed as entities who may stake a claim to the money. But data in the federal civil forfeiture cases shows the chances of getting all of the money back are slim to none.

Fourth Amendment reads

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Yea so much for the Constitution. Posted by 68_dodge_polara

But the article states that they did have federal seizure warrants.

"To me, they just legally robbed me," said Richard Oakley, owner of The Train Station, a bar and restaurant in Cary. "Eight guys walking around with guns and badges, smashing literally a machine open in the middle of my dining room. It was insanity."

Well, that what you get for not selling the state run gambling tickets. When you compete with the state organized crime they will come out and get you. You needed a lesson in conforming and obeying your guverment. Next time maybe they get the feds involved and send the SS, I mean ATF, cheap golf clubs, and burn your place down with everyone in it like at Waco. Posted by 68_dodge_polara

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