Six people sentenced in northern Michigan casino scam
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:00:33 GMT —
Joe Koster and five others were sentenced this week for conspiracy to defraud the United States.
The United States District Court in Marquette said the six were part of a scam that used a light wand to manipulate poker machines at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie.
Koster was sentenced to 3 years in prison, 3 years supervised release, and ordered to pay $308,370.45 in restitution.
Michael Patterson will serve 18 months behind bars, 2 years supervised release, and have to pay back $308,370.45.
Cheryl Steinsiek must serve 13 months in prison, 2 years supervised release, and have to pay back $308,370.45.
Vanessa Robb was sentenced to 1 month behind bars, 2 years supervised release and pay $150,000 in restitution while her husband Bruce will serve 6 months in prison, 2 year supervised release, and also pay back $150,000.
Jeffrey Neighbors will serve 9 months, 3 years supervised release, and owes $67,000 in restitution.