A Sutton couple indicted making illicit keno bets was set on post trial supervision Wednesday in Clay County District Court. Ron and Leota Griess were condemned to one year of probation, a $250 fine and fulfillment of a casualty affect program and card shark's help program. Dirt County District Judge Vicky Johnson likewise condemned Ron to serve 60 hours of group benefit. She chose to forgo that condition for Leota for therapeutic reasons. Johnson likewise requested that the Griesses not bet in any shape as a major aspect of the probation request and sign willful betting avoidances for the conditions of Iowa and Kansas. 

Ron and Leota Griess each argued no challenge May 2 to a charge of putting illicit betting bets by acquiring keno tickets using a loan. In return for the request, prosecutor Sara Bockstadter consented to drop charges of burglary and partaking in a deceitful lottery plot. An extra charge of unlawful lottery support against Ron additionally was dropped. Bockstadter said Wednesday that the Griesses had paid compensation for the wrongdoing, yet didn't determine the sum paid. 

Points of interest of the occurrence were refered to by the magnanimous gaming division of the Nebraska Department of Revenue in a movement to have a hearing to disavow the lottery specialist licenses of Todd Zeilinger, leader of Zeilinger Keno. Zeilinger is an authorized lottery laborer in 13 groups. Zeilinger Keno is the authorized keno administrator in 30 Nebraska people group, including Exeter, Geneva, Milligan, Superior and Sutton. The movement asserted Zeilinger Keno plotted to hide about $1.3 million in unlawful credit bets. 

In Sutton, the movement said the Griesses put $348,033 in keno bets using a credit card between Jan. 1, 2016, and June 30, 2016. State gaming rules disallow keno bets from being made utilizing credit and without paying money. State authorities assert the couple was on obligation while the bets were set, despite the fact that the standards don't enable lottery laborers to play keno while on obligation. The Griess had been the chiefs of the Sutton American Legion for a long time. 

Examiners found that there was $10,000 in absent or short money stores at the Sutton American Legion in December 2015. Another $5,000 was lost or short in January 2016. In April 2016, there was $8,332.30 in lost or short money stores. The aggregate sum short or missing was $23,332.30, and state authorities guarantee those deficiencies are owing to credit bets set by Leota and Ron. 

Zeilinger Keno had a commitment to report these deficiencies to the branch of income and the city of Sutton, yet didn't do as such. Rather, state authorities guarantee Zeilinger attempted to shroud the disparity by storing registers totaling $23,332.30 with the money subsidize for keno income between December 2015 and May 2016. Zeilinger at that point purportedly deducted the aggregate of those stores from the 7 percent deals commission that should go to the American Legion. 

State authorities say this adds up to burglary on the grounds that the cash was utilized by Ron and Leota Griess to put bets, despite the fact that they aren't officers or chiefs of the American Legion. Zeilinger has been accused of supporting and abetting burglary, unlawful lottery interest and stretching out credit to purchase lottery tickets. A request in decrease was recorded on June 14, and the case is right now under advisement. Zeilinger likewise is blamed for concealing credit bets made in Utica. 

As indicated by the gaming division movement, Jadeen Strauss of Beaver Crossing was an authorized lottery laborer at Rough Reins Bar and Grill in Utica. She purportedly put $933,509.40 in keno bets on layaway while on obligation between January to May 2016. State authorities say Zeilinger helped conceal the illicit bets by enabling Strauss to utilize $25,636 to cover keno stores. Another $45,291 should go to the town of Utica, yet was never gotten. Zeilinger supposedly neglected to report those short and missing stores too, while as yet getting his bit of the keno continues. 

Strauss was accused in Seward County of two crime accusations and two offense allegations. She argued no challenge to deceitful lottery plot, esteem more than $1,500, which is a Class 4 lawful offense deserving of up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine. In return for her supplication, prosecutors dropped charges of burglary by double dealing, illicit lottery investment and unlawful lottery augmentation of credit. She was condemned March 20 to three years of probation, 120 hours of group benefit and a suspended 30 days in prison for every time of probation.

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