Man charged with running basement poker games

April 1, 2009 4:47:16 AM PDT
A Superior Court grand jury has indicted a Middletown man accused of running high-stakes poker games in his basement. Details of the 38-count indictment charging William Anderson with gambling and tax evasion was released Tuesday. The case was investigated by Middletown police and the state Division of Revenue.

Authorities say Anderson ran high-stakes poker games in his basement in 2007 and 2008, requiring gamblers to pay a percentage of wagers to the house.

Investigators say Anderson also hid proceeds in a bank account in the name of DV Services and didn't report profits as income.

If convicted of tax evasion, Anderson could face up to five years in jail and penalties. Each of the 37 misdemeanor gambling counts carries a maximum of one year in jail and $2,300 in fines.

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