Five indicted in cockfighting, illegal gambling case
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Four men and a woman have been indicted on federal charges of operating an illegal gambling and cockfighting ring involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.
According to the federal indictment, the crimes occurred at Lloyd and Nitta Marshall's home at 86-715 Puuhulu Road in Waianae. Authorities documented the ring from January 2009 through July 2011.
Officials say the Lloyd and Nitta Marshall were the alleged organizers of the operation. Bryan Castro was allegedly involved as a ticket salesman, while Patrick Roque and Jerry Perreira matchmakers and game officials.
$150,000 was found in the Marshall's house in Waianae, with another $240,000 being seized from their bank account. Authorities say they also found $20,000 in Fausto Aragon Jr.'s car while it was at the Marshall's.
In addition to the cockfighting, there were dice and card games as well. The indictment includes 25 total counts.
Their trial is scheduled to begin on May 30 before Judge Susan Mollway. The defendants are all represented by separate attorneys in case they turn on one another.