Alameda Man Charged After Raid Of Gambling Clubs

ALAMEDA (CBS / AP) — The gaming director of one of the two Bay Area gambling clubs raided last week has been charged with allegedly moving millions of dollars through his personal accounts.

Federal authorities say Hoa The Nguyen made nearly 400 deposits totally nearly $3 million into his accounts between 2006 and 2010.

The 47-year-old Alameda man was one of 14 people arrested when federal agents raided the Oaks Card Club in Emeryville and Artichoke Joe’s Casino in San Bruno on March 2.

Federal prosecutors say Nguyen and the 13 others all worked for or frequented the two card clubs.

Nguyen, who is charged with structuring monetary transactions to avoid detection, did not enter a plea during an appearance in federal court Wednesday.

Prosecutors say he is due back in court on March 31.

A call seeking comment from Nguyen’s attorney was not immediately returned.


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