Store owner faces gambling indictment

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A Richmond County grand jury has indicted the owner of a local convenience store on charges he operated an illegal gambling business out of his Tobacco Road store between Jan. 21 and Feb. 11 of this year.

Vijay Chimanhhai Patel is charged with commercial gambling, keeping a gambling place and possession of a gambling device, according to the indictment returned this week.

The state alleged that he possessed three video poker machines at First Stop Convenience Store, located at 2762 Tobacco Road. Patel was arrested on Feb. 11.

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airbud7 05/11/11 - 09:07 pm
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I'll bet he was selling

I'll bet he was selling Lottery Tickets Too, He just hid them before the Cops got there...

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Sweet son 05/12/11 - 03:11 pm
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I had really gotten into

I had really gotten into video poker! Can anyone tell me where to go now? Double LOL. Glad he got caught!

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55 F-100 05/13/11 - 09:59 am
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You would see this revenue

You would see this revenue stream dry up if these criminals were forced to surrender their business and face deportation.

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