10 Plead Guilty After Gambling Raid

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - A judge ordered eight businesses to forfeit gambling machines and proceeds after the business owners pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Clark County District Judge Earl-Ray Neal also sentenced the 10 people who owned the businesses to 180 days each in jail, but conditionally suspended the sentences for a year. Each of the business owners pleaded guilty on Wednesday to possession of a gambling device.

Kentucky State Police will get to keep the machines and the more than $10,000 seized during a raid on the businesses in September.

Assistant County Attorney Chris Davis told The Winchester Sun that didn't know what the state police would do with more than 40 video gambling machines and the cash.

In Kentucky, video poker and similar machines are legal for entertainment purposes only.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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