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Friday, October 6, 2017

Gambling Halls and Sheriff Ana Franklin

Blogger Comments:  We have just begun our research in the gambling hall in Morgan County.  Today has been interesting and it appears that our good sheriff Ana Franklin may have her hands in another cookie jar.  We tracked down the two owners of River City Entertainment.  One of the owners lives in Madison County while the other lives in Ozark, Alabama.  We talked to the son and another individual at the home of the Madison County owner who verified that we were at the owners' home.  We were also told by one of the gentlemen at the home that the owner mentioned that somebody may come to their home asking questions today.  We also drove by what appears to be the headquarters for the gambling hall located on Evangel Circle in Huntsville.  The River City Entertainment located at  1804 Highway 231, in Lacey's Springs was open for business today.   There is still an enormous amount of information to uncover however, it appears obvious that Sheriff Ana Franklin is known and at least some employees say that Sheriff Ana Franklin approved the facility for operation.  The business licenses were purchased in the Morgan County Courthouse.

Both owners of the gambling hall aka River City Entertainment have social media Facebook sites that we saved for future use.  The social media site for the Madison County owner has since been secured.  The social media site for the owner whose address is in Ozark is still currently open.  It is interesting to note that neither lady has anything in regards to River City Entertainment on their FB accounts.  

The articles of incorporation reflect that one owner works for Huntsville Utilities.  However, calls to Huntsville Utilities reflect that the owner does not currently work there.  The Social Media site for the owner who resides in Ozark says that she owns and operates an auto sales shop in Ozark.  When speaking with the owner she admits that she is part owner in the business and has a legal license to operate.  

State AG sues Lacey's Spring business, alleges gambling


The state Attorney General's Office today filed suit against a Lacey's Spring business which it said has "hundreds of slot machines and gambling devices in open, continuous and notorious use."
The defendant in the lawsuit, which was filed in Morgan County Circuit Court, is River City Entertainment, at 1804 U.S. 231. The Attorney General's Office also filed separate lawsuits against other businesses today in Greene, Houston, Lowndes and Macon counties.
According to an affidavit attached to the complaint, people using River City's slot machines deposit money with a cashier, who provides them with a PIN number. That number is typed on a login screen on the slot machine's computer display.
Players hit a button, according to the affidavit, and five wheels spin. Various combinations result in a win.
"These machines appeared to be a cheaper version of something that you would see in Las Vegas, NV or Biloxi, MS," wrote Jeff Chandler, a special agent with the Attorney General's Office. "The games played the same as slot machines that you would find in states that have legal gambling."
Chandler's affidavit said he and another agent went to the business. He said he asked for help playing the games and was told by someone working there "that this business was totally legal, was not a casino, had been cleared by the sheriff and that he had a business license on the wall to prove it."
The attorney general filed a motion asking the court to issue an injunction prohibiting River City from operating the machines.
The lawsuits are the latest development in the state's long-running legal battle over the slot machine look-alikes.
Alabama law forbids casino games, such as slot machines, but allows charities in some counties to offer bingo games to raise money. Casino operators have long argued the machines play rapid-fire electronic bingo, and the whirling displays and chimes are only for entertainment.
“Through multiple rulings in recent years, the Alabama Supreme Court has made it abundantly clear that electronic bingo and the use of slot machines are illegal in all Alabama counties," Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement. "Therefore, we have taken action to hold accountable those who defy the laws of our state."
A phone call to River City Entertainment this evening was not answered.

35 comments:

  1. Yeah, everybody knows that people who own and operate illegal gambling halls are model citizens, surely they wouldn't lie to save themselves, no way.

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  2. There always seems to be one common element when something stinks in Morgan co. SHERIFF ANA FRANKLIN!!!!!!

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  3. When it comes to Ana if she can make a dollar legal or not she will. First all the firings of honest people...then surrounding herself with goons who will turn a blind eye as long as they are getting gas cards and overtime they never worked. Yes mam...as long as I have a car...a credit card...my gas paid for...I am on your side. Then the title mart debacle...now the approval of gambling illegally. When will her money train stop? And if the house in Saraland exists...they should seize it and turn over all funds to the Sheriffs office and the employees she has railroaded.

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    1. It was approved by Sheriff Ana Franklin. WTF is she a Federal agent now who thinks she can approve illegal activity? There seems to be more to this story...

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  4. All I want to know is what cut she was profiting from protecting this business. I am quite sure the IRS would be very interested

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  5. Saw Special Agent Commander in Chief Whittle with his now fat ass and Chester Molester likely dyed mustache looking like he was working. He needs to get back to guarding Bones guarding Ana. It's amazing watching these lost individuals trying to put people in jail still! They need to arrest themselves instead of waiting!

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  6. I agree...their time is coming...Karma is a bitch.

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    1. Karmen is what?
      Oops...must have misread that.

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  7. A Sheriff of our HUGE county has zero business investing money into a convicted felons car lot for one. Then has zero business lying 3 times to reporters about the money she invested. Retirement...savings...then gets busted and says she did it to recoup her 21k loss out of her own income...People are smart miss sweet Ana...then now this illegal gambling operation. WTF somebody higher up needs to take this horse by the reins and bust her greedy ass

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    1. "Convicted felon's car lot", Harold Jeffreys may not appreciate being called a felon.

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    2. Referring to cousin Steenson who employed your daughter and boyfriend at the time. Doesn’t matter the whole bunch of you are likely about to be convicted felons.

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    3. Amazing, does not make a difference who turns on Ana and comes clean she still tries to spin the blame, spin the truth and hide behind what she claims is immunity.

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    4. My bad, "convicted felons car lot" reads like you are referring to the owner of the car lot. That would be Harold Jeffreys.

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    5. But who profited the most in the ponzie scheme? Who left Harold Jeffreys holding the bag when all the money was gone? Who used this to move cars through that should never have been sold like they were? Who lied about investing in the scheme and then turned around and admitted itt once the Whistleblowers proved you did it? The same person who tries to lie and spin out of everything? YEP!!!!!

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    6. That's a lot of questions. Not being involved,I don't have those answers for you. The only points I understand to be true, are that Harold Jeffreys owned a car lot, and evidently hired some shady folks to help run it.
      Why would this intelligent, honest, pillar of the community be doing business with a shady car salesman?
      Has Mr Jeffreys used felons for other business dealings?
      Maybe someone ought to do a thorough audit of Mr Jeffreys' business and private dealings to insure everything is above table?

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  8. Maybe they should start with The Sheriff of our County...audit all...also audit how much cash she is receiving allowing illegal gambling in Morgan County...makes you wonder what else they had their dirty hands in.

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  9. I did a little poking around and I have to ask why would a woman originally from Limestone County and a little lady from Madison County open a gambling hall in Lacey's Spring? Everybody knows that Ana picks up a big portion of her drug dealers and METH heads in Lacey's Spring. I am suspicious as to why Ana would give her blessing to two women of color to open a gambling hall. Ana isn't the most friendly person in the world when it comes to people of color. Look at how many of us she fired. These two women should run its a setup.

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