Canton, OH

Ohio Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison For Illegal Gambling Scheme


An Ohio woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for her role in an illegal gambling scheme.

According to an official release from the IRS, Rebecca Kachner and her co-conspirators owned and operated two illegal gambling businesses in the Canton area. These were known as Skilled Shamrock and Redemption.

The IRS noted that Kachner's guilty plea including admitting that she, along with her fellow owners, had defrauded the IRS by failing to report cash income from the gambling businesses.
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Kachner also confirmed she tried to hide large sums of this money. Court documents indicate that she rented a storage locker at a local YMCA in January 2018, ultimately stashing $241,266 of her illegal gambling proceeds.

Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized these funds.

In addition to Kachner's prison sentence, U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent ordered her to permanently forfeit the $241,266 that was previously seized and to pay $1,184,668.37 in restitution to the IRS.

The U.S. Department of Justice notes that Rebecca's spouse, Jason Kachner, also pleaded guilty to multiple charges. He is scheduled for sentencing on May 22, 2023.
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Another co-conspirator, Florida-based Larry Dayton, was previously sentenced to three years in prison in November 2022 for his part in the illegal gambling ring.

The case was investigated by several agencies -- IRS Criminal Investigation (CI), U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Ohio Casino Control Commission, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, and an Investigator from the Stark County Prosecutor's Office.

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