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Trio sentenced for roles in shuttered Flint Township illegal gambling site Spin City following State investigation
June 06, 2022
Detroit, June 6, 2022 – Three people were sentenced in Ingham County Circuit Court on June 1 to jail time served, probation and community service for their roles in operating Spin City, the former illegal gambling operation at G-3490 Miller Road in Flint Township. The Michigan Department of Attorney General filed charges in mid-2019 after Michigan Gaming Control Board investigators pursued a report from Flint Township Police about suspected illegal gambling at Spin City.
“The Michigan Gaming Control Board appreciates the support from the Attorney General’s office and police agencies across Michigan in helping to eliminate illegal gambling locations, which target low-income neighborhoods, lack player protections and can lead to other more serious crimes,” said Henry Williams, MGCB executive director. “These types of illegal gambling locations also deprive K-12 schools of tax funding, which the state charges on legal, regulated gambling.”
All three defendants were sentenced to a day in jail and received credit for a day served, and they are subject to random drug testing during the probation period.
Anthony Sutton, 53, of Wilmington, N.C., pleaded guilty to a gambling operations felony charge and was sentenced to a year of probation, 100 hours of community service and $1,058 in fees and costs. Sutton also forfeited nearly $12,500 in cash to the Flint Township Police Department and 67 computers and games confiscated by the State of Michigan when a search warrant was served on Feb. 27, 2019, and the operation was closed.
Kara Schilling, 38, of Flint pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of maintaining a gambling house for gain and was sentenced to a year of probation, 50 hours of community service and $1,058 in fees and costs.
Marjorie Brown, 53, of Flint, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of attempting to maintain a gambling house for gain and was sentenced to six months of probation, 100 hours of community service and $985 in fees and costs.
Visiting Judge Geoffrey L. Neithercut presided over the sentencing.
"The Michigan Gaming Control Board shall ensure the conduct of fair and honest gaming to protect the interests of the citizens of the State of Michigan."