Five Johnson County residents are charged in federal court with selling drugs and laundering their profits through casino slot machines.
An indictment returned Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kan., alleges the defendants laundered more than $200,000 in profits from the sale of marijuana through slot machines at the Hollywood Casino in Kansas City, Kan.
Federal prosecutors identified the defendants as Gregory Rapp, 30, and Denise Hurla, 50, both of Gardner; Christopher Anderson, 30, and Kenneth Stewart, 33, both of Olathe; and Jeffrey Selectman, 29, of Shawnee.
According to prosecutors, the laundering involved depositing money in small denominations in slot machines around the casino. But instead of playing the machines or making bets, they “cashed out” and received a voucher ticket. The tickets were then cashed at automated teller machines.
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Police investigators were notified after officials with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission noticed suspicious activity at the casino.
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