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Indictment Superseding Godwin

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Federal indictment against Selma game operators, 8/12/15
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UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURT FORTHEEASTERNDISTRICTOFNORTHCAROLINA WESTERNDIVISION UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA SECONDSUPERSEDINGINDICTMENT v. DAVIDRICKYGODWIN DAVIDRICKYGODWINJR. RGB,INC.nowknownas CaseNo. CaseNo. CaseNo. REGIONALAMUSEMENTS,INC. TheGrandJurychargesthat: COUNTONE Conspiracy 18u.s.c.§371 5:15-CR-115-1D 5:15-CR-115-2D 5:15-CR-115-3D 1.BeginningonoraboutJanuary3,2013,andcontinuing untilonoraboutMay6,2014,DefendantsDAVIDRICKYGODWIN (GODWINSR.),DAVIDRICKYGODWINJR.(GODWINJR.),andRGB,INC. (RGB),nowknownasREGIONALAMUSEMENTS,INC.,ownedand operatedanillegalgamblingbusiness. 2.RGBconducteditsbusinessthroughtwotradenames, GodwinMusic,withanofficelocatedinSelma,NC,andRaleigh Amusements,withanofficelocatedinGarner,NC. 3.GODWINSR.andGODWINJR.ownedandmanagedthe operationsofRGB.TheirofficeswereinRGB 1 Sheadquartersin Selma,NC.GODWINSR.livedinanapartmentthatwaspartof RGB,sSelmaoffice. 4.RGBprovidedgamblingdevices,jukeboxes,pool tables,arcadegames,andotheramusementdevicestobusinesses ineasternNorthCarolina. 5.RGBreferredtothegamblingdevicesitprovidedas sweepstakesmachines("sweepstakes")andquarterpushers. 6.Thesweepstakeswerestandupconsolesoftencontained inablackplasticandfiberboardcabinetwithatouchscreen stylemonitor.MostofthemwereeitherSweetCarolinaorPot0 Goldmachines.Thesedevicescontainedavarietyofgames, includingvideopoker,videokeno,andeightliner.Theywere notconnectedtotheinternet.Aplayerhadthechancetowina payou'tthatcouldbehundredsofdollars. 7.Thesweepstakesrequiredpaymenttoactivateplayof thegames.Customerspaidstoreclerksorotheremployees,who insertedthemoneyintobillreceivers,whichthenactivated credits. 8.Thebillreceiveralsohadareceiptprinter,which wasdesignedtoprintlongdistancephonecodes.Forevery dollarpaid,theuserwassupposedtoreceiveonelongdistance code,whichcouldbeusedtomakeonecall. 9.Thequarterpusherswerecoin-operateddevicesthat wereillegalunderN.C.Gen.Stat.14-304,14-306.Acustomer playedbydepositingaquarterintoamachinecontainingother 2 quartersandUnitedStatesCurrencythatarerandomlylocatedon ashelforshelves.Thegoalwasfortheplayer'squarterto dislodgeotherquartersandstartachainreactionthroughthe machine'soperation,resultinginoneormorequartersbeing dispensedtotheplayer.Theplayer,throughtheuseofa slide,hadsomecontroloverwherethecoinisinitially depositedinthemachine.Onceaquarterwasdeposited, however,.theplayerhadnocontrolovertheoperationofthe quarterpusher.Hecouldnotcontrolthemovementofthe quar,terorthemovementoftheotherquarters,iforhowthey fell,orwhetherquarterswereactuallydispensedtotheplayer asaresultofanychainreaction. 10.RGBplacedthesweepstakesandquarterpushersin restaurants,bars,conveniencestores,sweepstakesparlors,and otherbusinessesintheEasternDistrictofNorthCarolina. Thesebusinessesagreedtocollectmoneyfromthesweepstakes, ·tomakepayoutsrelatingtothesweepstakes,andtootherwise supervisetheoperationofthesweepstakesandquarterpushers intheirbusinessesinexchangeforashareoftheprofits, usually50percent.RGBcontinuedtoownthemachines. 11.Onaregular·basis,usuallyweeklyorbiweekly,a routeman,anemployeeofRGB,wouldvisiteachbusinesswith 3 sweepstakesoraquarterpusher,determinehowmucheachmachine hadmadeandsplitprofitswiththestoreowner. 12.GODWINSR.andGODWINJR.supervisedatleasttwelve employeeswhowereinvolvedwithsweepstakesand/orquarter pusherseitherasroutemen,inrepairingthemachines,orin movingthemachinesintolocationsforoperation.Theyalso supervisedasecretarywhohelpedkeeptrackoftheproceeds, plannedroutes,andcoordinatedrepairsofthequarterpushers andsweepstakes. 13.GODWINJR.andGODWINSR.werealsoinvolvedin countingthemoneycollectedfromsweepstakeslocationsand depositingitintothebank. 14.FromonoraboutJanuary3,2013,andcontinuously thereafteruptoand.includingonoraboutMay6,2014,inthe EasternDistrictofNorthCarolinaandelsewhere,thedefendants didunlawfullyandknowinglycombine;conspire,confederate,and agreewiththeiremployees,businesseswithsweepstakesand quarterpushersownedbyRGB,andotherstoconduct,finance, manage,supervise,direct,andownallorpartof. agambling business,towitagamblingbusinessinvolvingsweepstakesand quarterpushers,whichgamblingbusinesswasaviolationofthe lawsoftheStateofNorthCarolina,towit,N.C.Gen.Stat. §14-306.4(sweepstakesthroughentertainingdisplay), 4 §14- 306.1A(videogamingmachines),andN.C.Gen.Stat.§§14-304, 14-306(slotmachines),andwhichinvolvedfiveormorepersons whoconducted,financed,managed,supervised,directed,and ownedallorpartofsaidillegalgamblingbusiness,andwhich remainedinsubstantiallycontinuousoperationforaperiodin excessofthirtydays,inviolationofTitle18,UnitedStates Code,Section1955. 15.Infurtherance·oftheconspiracyandtopromoteits unlawfulobjects,thedefendantsandtheircoconspirators committedandcausedtobecommittedovertactsintheEastern DistrictofNorthCarolina,includingbutnotlimitedto: a.Placingsweepstakesandquarterpushersinbusinesses, eachplacementconstitutingaseparateovertact. b.Collectingmoneyandmakingpayoutstocustomerswho playedsweepstakesandquarterpushers,eachcollectionor payoutconstitutingaseparateovertact. c.Collectingmoneyfrombusinessowners·whohadoneor moresweepstakesorquarterpusherbelongingtoRGBintheir stores,eachcollectionconstitutingaseparateovertact. d.Repairingandmaintainingthesweepstakesandquarter pushersbelongingtoRGB,eachrepairoractofmaintenance constitutingaseparateovertact. 5 e.Countinganddepositingmoneyearnedfromsweepstakes andquarterpushers,eachdepositconstitutingaseparateovert act. 371. AllinviolationofTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Section COUNTTWO ConductinganIllegalGamblingBusiness 18u.s.c.§§1955and2 FromonoraboutJanuary3,2013throughonoraboutMay6, 2014,intheEasternDistrictofNorthCarolinaandelsewhere, thedefendants,DAVIDRICKYGODWIN,DAVIDRICKYGODWINJR.,and RGB,INC. ,nowknownasREGIONALAMUSEMENTS,INC.,aidingand abettingeachotherandothers,didknowinglyconduct,finance, manage,supervise,direct,andownallorpartofagambling business,towit,agamblingbusinessinvolvingsweepstakes machinesandquarterpushers,whichgamblingbusinesswasa violationofthelawsoftheStateofNorthCarolina,towit, N.C.Gen.Stat.§14-306.4(sweepstakesthroughentertaining display),§14-306.1A(videogamingmachines),andN.C.Gen. Stat.§§14-304,14-306(slotmachines),andwhichinvolvedfive ormorepersonswhoconducted,financed,managed,supervised, directed,andownedallorpartofsaidillegalgambling business,andwhichremainedinsubstantiallycontinuous 6 operationforaperiodinexcessofthirtydays,inviolationof Title18,UnitedStatesCode,Sections1955and2. COUNTTHREE EngaginginGamblingDeviceBusinessWithoutRegistering- 2013 15U.S.C.§§1173{a),1176and18U.S.C.§2 FrominoraroundJanuary1,2013throughinoraround December31,2013,intheEasternDistrictofNorthCarolinaand elsewhere,withoutregisteringwiththeAttorneyGeneralas requiredunder15U.S.C.§1173(a),thedefendants,DAVIDRICKY GODWIN,DAVIDRICKYGODWINJR. ,andRGB,INC.,nowknownas REGIONALAMUSEMENTS,INC. ,aidingandabettingeachotherarid others,knowinglyengagedinthebusinessofrepairing, reconditioning,buying,selling,leasing,using,andmaking availableforusebyothersanygamblingdevice,andinsuch businessthedefendantsboughtandreceivedanysuchdevice, knowingthatithadbeentransportedininterstatecommerce aftertheeffectivedateoftheGamblingDevicesActof1962,in violationofTitle15,UnitedStatesCode,Sections1173(a)and 1176andTitle18UnitedStatesCode,Section2. COUNTFOUR EngaginginGamblingDeviceBusinessWithoutRegistering- 2014 15u   s   c ~ §§1173{a),1176and18u.s.c.§2 7 FrominorarouridJanuary1,2 014throughinoraroundMay 6,2014,intheEasternDistrictofNorthCarolinaand elsewhere,withoutregisteringwiththeAttorneyGeneralas requiredunder15U.S.C.§1173(a),thedefendants,DAVIDRICKY GODWIN,DAVIDRICKYGODWINJR . ,andRGB ,INC . ,nowknownas REGIONALAMUSEMENTS,INC.,aidingandabettingeachotherand others,knowinglyengagedinthebusinessofrepairing, reconditioning,buying,selling,leasing,using,and·making availableforusebyothersanygamblingdevice,andinsuch businessthedefendantsbought·andreceivedanysuchdevice, knowingthatithadbeentransportedininterstatecommerce after.theeffectivedateoftheGamblingDevicesActof1962,in violationofTitle15,UnitedStatesCode,Sections1173(a)and 1176andTitle18UnitedStatesCode,Section2. COUNTSFIVETHROUGHEIGHT FailuretoMaintainaRecordofGamblingDevices 15U.S.C.§§1173(c),1173(d),1176and18U.S.C.§2 Foreachcalendarmonthidentified'below,intheEastern DistrictofNorthCarolinaandelsewhere,thedefendants,DAVID RICKYGODWIN,DAVIDRICKYGODWINJR. ,andRGB,INC . ,nowknown asREGIONALAMUSEMENTS,INC.,aidingandabettingeachotherand others,havingbeenrequiredtoregisterunder15U.S.C. §1173(a)foranycalendaryear,failedtomaintainandretaina recordbycalendarmonthofeachgamblingdevicetheykn'owingly 8 owned,possessed,andhadcustodyof,suchrecordincluding serialnumber,manufacturername,tradename,dateof manufacture,nameandaddressofthepersonfromwhomsuch devicewaspurchasedoracquired,nameandaddressofthe carrier,cataloglisting,description,andlocation: CountCalendarMonth 5January2014 6February2014 7March2014 8April2014 EachentryconstitutingaseparateviolationofTitle15,United StatesCode,Sections1173(c),1173(d),and1176,andTitle18 UnitedStatesCode,Section2. COUNTSNINETHROUGHTWENTY-ONE PossessionofUnmarkedGamblingDevices 15u.s.c.§§1173(e),1176and18u.s.c.§2. OnoraboutMay6,2014,intheEasternDistrictofNorth Carolinaandelsewhere,thedefendants,DAVIDRICKYGODWIN, DAVIDRICKYGODWINJR.,andRGB,INC.,nowknownasREGIONAL AMUSEMENTS,INC.,aidingandabettingeachotherandothers, havingbeenrequiredtoberegisteredunder15U.S.C.§1173(a), knowinglyowned,possessed,and·hadintheircustody,each gamblingdevicelistedbelow,eachofwhichwasnotmarkedas requiredby15U.S.C.§1173(b),inthattheywerenot permanentlyaffixedinaclearlyvisiblemannerwiththenumber, 9 manufacturername,manufacturertradename,anddateof manufactureofthegamblingdevice: CountLocationCityTypeofMachine Name 9B.B.T.S.KenlyQuarterPusher 10F.P.G.S.WilsonQuarterPusher 11G.S.P.GoldsboroPot0Gold 12G.S.P.GoldsboroSweetCarolina 13G.S.P.RockyMount 14G.S.P.RockyMountSweetCarolina 15O.E.S.GoldsboroSweetCarolina 16P.A.S.C.RaleighQuarterPusher 17T.I.T.G.GarnerPot0Gold 18T.T.S.SmithfieldQuarterPusher 19T.T.S.SmithfieldPot0Gold 20T.T.S.SmithfieldPot0Gold 21T.T.S.SmithfieldSweetCarolina EachentryconstitutingaseparateviolationofTitle15,United StatesCode,Sections1173 (e)and1176,andTitle18United StatesCode,Section2. COUNTTWENTY-TWO PossessionofFirearmByConvictedFelon(GodwinSr.Only) 18u.s.c.§922(g) OnoraboutMay7,2014,intheEasternDistrictofNorth Carolina,DAVIDRICKYGODWIN(GOWINSR.),thedefendantherein, havingbeenconvictedofacrimepunishablebyimprisonmentfor atermexceedingone(1)year,knowinglypossessed,inand affectingcommerce,afirearm,inviolationofTitle18,United StatesCode,Sections922(g)(1)and924. 10 FORFEITURENOTICE UponconvictionoftheoffenseallegedinCountOneofthis SecondSupersedingIndictment,defendantsshallforfeittothe UnitedStatespursuanttoTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Section 981 (a)(1)(C),asmadeapplicablebyTitle28,UnitedStates Code,Section2461(c),anyproperty,realorpersonal,which constitutesorisderivedfromproceedstraceabletothesaid offense.Theforfeitableincludesbutisnotlimitedtoamoney judgmentrepresentinggrossproceedsoftheoffense. UponconvictionoftheoffenseallegedinCountTwoofthis SecondSupersedingIndictment,defendantsshallforfeittothe UnitedStatespursuanttoTitle18,UnitedStatesCode,Sections 981(a)(1)(C)and1955(d),asmadeapplicablebyTitle28,United StatesCode,Section2461(c),anyproperty,realorpersonal, whichconstitutesorisderivedfromproceedstraceable·tothe saidviolationandanyproperty,includingmoney,usedin commissionofthesaidoffense.Theforfeitableproperty includesbutisnotlimitedto(a)amoneyjudgmentrepresenting grossproceedsoftheoffenseand(b)thegamblingdevices seizedduringtheinvestigationofthismatter. UponconvictionoftheoffensesallegedinCountsThree throughTwenty-OneofthisSecondSupersedingIndictment,the defendantsshallforfeittotheUnitedStatespursuanttoTitle 11 15 1 UnitedStatesCode 1 Section1177 1 anygamblingdevice transported/delivered/shipped/manufactured/reconditioned/ repaired 1 sold 1 disposedof 1 received 1 possessedorusedin commissionofsaidoffenses.Theforfeitablepropertyincludes 1 butisnotlimitedto 1 thegamblingdevicesseizedduringthe investigationofthismatter. Uponconvictionbftheoffenseallegedin.CountTwenty-Two ofthisSecondSupersedingIndictment 1 defendantDAVIDRICKY GODWIN(GODWINSR.)shallforfeittotheUnitedStatespursuant toTitle18 1 UnitedStatesCode 1 Section924 (d)(1) 1 asmade applicablebyTitle28 1 UnitedStatesCode 1 Section2461(c) 1 any andallfirearmsorammunitioninvolvedinorusedinaknowing violationofTitle18 1 UnitedStatesCode 1 Section922(g).The forfeitablepropertyincludes/butisnotlimitedto 1 aMossberg modelSOOA12gaugeshotgun/serialnumberP343226andrelated ammunition. Ifanyoftheabove-describedforfeitableproperty 1 asa resultofanyactoromissionofthedefendantscannotbe locatedupontheexerciseofduediligence;hasbeentransferred orsoldto 1 ordepositedwith 1 athirpparty;hasbeenplaced beyondthejurisdictionofthecourt;hasbeensubstantially diminishedinvalue;orhasbeencommingledwithotherproperty whichcannotbedividedwithoutdifficulty;.itistheintentof 12 theUnitedStates,pursuantto21U.S.C.§853(p),toseek forfeitureofanyotherpropertyofsaiddefendantsuptothe valueoftheforfeitablepropertydescribedabove. ATRUEBILL THOMASG.WALKER UnitedStatesAttorney •.. . DATE: f) tv1/7-JfA..~ w   o · ~ BY:DAVIDA.BRAGDON(:::fv.. AssistantUnitedStatesAttorney 13 FORE PERSON
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