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Hilo arcade owner sues police over gambling raids

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A Hilo arcade owner whose business has twice been the subject of police gambling raids has filed a lawsuit in hopes of stopping future search and seizures.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that Triple 7 Amusement owner Lance Yamada has filed a lawsuit against Hawaii Police Chief Harry Kubojiri and Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth seeking a court order stopping the seizure of computers used to operate games at the arcade.

Police executed search warrants in July 2012 and March of this year, seizing what was described as suspected illegal gambling machines. Yamada was not charged as a result of either raid.

Roth and Hawaii County Corporation Counsel litigation chief Laureen Martin say they haven't been served with the lawsuit and can't comment on litigation.

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