Jury Selection for Richard Taylor's Craps Cheating Case Starts
Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 4th, 2009 in the case of a man from Memphis, Tennessee accused by police officers of masterminding a cheating scam at casino craps table. 43 year-old Richard S. "Mr. Casino" Taylor of Memphis has pleaded not guilty on charges of conspiring to commit cheating at gaming, 1st degree larceny and conspiring to accomplish 1st degree of larceny.
Police officers say that a group of more than a dozen individuals, including casino employees at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino and Mohegan, collaborated with Taylor to scam the casino facilities out of thousands of dollars. An investigation conducted by the state police casino unit revealed that some casino dealers were being paid in exchange for permitting late wagers at their craps gaming tables. Casino dealers admitted to taking part in the cheating scam, some stating that it has been going on for a long time, according to the arrest affidavit by state police detective Richard Bedard.
Assistant State Attorney Steve Carney, who is prosecuting the casino cheating case, filed a motion to include former Foxwoods Resort and Casino dealer Mattie Tarlton of New London in the case. Police officers stated that Tarlton made overpayments of nearly $60,000 while dealing.
David M. Bedingfield