Richmond Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gambling Charge


RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to taking part in an illegal gambling ring in California.

Media outlets report that Jason D. Taylor pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to one count of participating in an illegal gambling business after being indicted in July by a San Diego, Calif. grand jury.

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The U.S. Attorney for Southern California agreed to recommend Taylor be sentenced “to no more than the low end” of the federal sentencing guidelines, and Taylor agreed to forfeit $203,000, which represents money he derived from the gambling ring.

Taylor will be sentenced Feb. 13.

The indictment says Taylor was a bookie for the ring, which operated out of a San Diego casino. Thirteen other men have been indicted in connection to the gambling ring.

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