Oahu residents sentenced for running gambling ring

HONOLULU (AP) - Two Oahu residents have been sentenced for operating an illegal gambling business in Waianae.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Honolulu said Tuesday Lloyd Robert Marshall is being sentenced to three years in prison. Nitta Mitsuko Marshall is being sentenced to 18 months.

Last year they pleaded guilty to running the gambling business and evading currency regulations while handling money they earned from the business.

Federal prosecutors say the Marshalls used their Waianae property as a site for illegal cockfighting contests and dice and card games between 2009 and 2011.

Police observed from 100 to 600 people at these events. People attending paid parking and entrance fees.

The Marshalls are forfeiting $170,000 in cash discovered during a law enforcement raid and their interest in the Waianae property used for gambling.

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