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Texas assistant principal running gambling ring

Texas assistant principal running gambling ring An assistant principal from McAllen, Texas, faces charges related to allegations of running an illegal gambling ring. Jose Luis Esquivel was charged with running an illegal poker den in his home, after the local police busted in his home during the weekend. During the raid the police found 40-50 people inside, poker tables, cards, chips, over $4,000 in cash, as well as small quantity of cocaine. According to investigators, the assistant principal ran the poker ring for months and was getting a cut of the winnings for his "hospitality". Police spokesman Martin Garza said authorities were led to the gambling ring after anonymous complaints indicating the gambling ring had been operating for eight months. Esquivel was charged with promotion of gambling, a class A misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine; he was released after posting a $7,500 bond.

 Published on 07/01/2008

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