Criminal Law Aspects Of Gaming Regulation

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 3:33 PM EST) -- Gaming, and the environment that exists during periods of gaming expansion, have for many years provided fertile ground for federal law enforcement. Just within the past 10 years, some of the biggest and most spectacular political scandals in the United States have involved gaming and its expansion.

In 2000, former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, his son and several of Edwards’ cronies were convicted in federal court on charges of extortion, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act conspiracy in connection...
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