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Jesus Rodriguez Sentence in Two Months in Jail Regarding Mohegan Sun Card Game Cheating Case

A former casino card dealer of Mohegan will serve two months in prison for a complex card-cheating scheme that duped the Mohegan Sun, along with other North American casino facilities. 40 year-old Jesus Rodriguez of Groton was sentenced on April 7th, 2010 in New Haven.

His two months sentence in jail will be followed by three years of supervise release and one hundred fifty hours of community service, according to Nora R. Dannehy, the United States Attorney for Connecticut. Rodriguez aided a criminal group based in San Diego, California, known as the "Tran Organization", to steal more than $100,000 at mini-baccarat at the casino facility.

Dannehy said that Rodriguez was taught on how to perform "fake shuffles", through which one of the suspects was able to follow the orders of the cards as they were played and then Rodriguez, who was promised a bribe, according to court documents. This permitted the other person or "co-conspirator" to signal other suspects as to how to wager on subsequent card hands.

Dannehy said that Rodriguez pleaded guilty to executing "false shuffles" at the direction of other co-conspirators. More than thirty individuals were charged in the Southern District of California as a result of this investigation.


Thursday, April 29, 2010
Danny McCain

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