Prison awaits Clear Lake game-room operator
A Clear Lake area man was sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to launder money from illegal game rooms.
Mary Flood of the Houston Chronicle reports:
Thanh V. "Tommy" Bui, 33, who operated gaming rooms in Galveston and Harris counties, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison. Bui was fined $114,000 and forfeited another $71,000 and two cars an Acura NSX and a Mercedes S550.
Bui's game rooms:
The Lucky 777 on the Gulf Freeway
The Amusement Palace on FM 2004
The Bay Area on Friendswood Link
The O.C. on Long Point
The Coffee Shop on Scarsdale
The Hide-Away on 12th Street in Bacliff.
Prosecutors say Bui made $1 million a year from gambling at the game rooms, which had machines known as "8-liners."
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