Authorities Bust City-Wide Illegal Street Gambling Ring

Authorities Bust City-Wide Illegal Street Gambling Ring


EXCHANGE AND THAT FIGHT HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 10 DAYS. AUTHORITIES IN PHILADELPHIA SAY THAT THEY BUSTED AN ILLEGAL STREET GAMBLING RING THAT GENERATED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ELICIT PROFITS CALLING THE RING A TRUE FAMILY AFFAIR. NINE MEMBERS OF THAT RING ARE FACING CHARGES TONIGHT IN THE CASE THAT INVESTIGATORS TRIED TO CRACK FOR TWO DECADE. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORT’S LEASH A NIEVES IS LIVE IN CENTER CITY WITH MORE DETAILS, ALYCIA? WELL, AUTHORITIES WILL NOT SAY HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO FINALLY CRACK THIS CASE AFTER 20 YEARS, JUST THAT THEY ARE RELIEVED TO HAVE THE CRAY FAMILY OF PHILADELPHIA FINALLY BEHIND BARS. THIS HAS BEEN THIS CASE THAT HAS, HAUNTED SOME DETECTIVES, OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT THEIR ENTIRE CAREER. FOR OVER 20 YEARS PHILADELPHIA POLICE SAY THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO BUST THIS MAN GARY CRAY SENIOR FOR ALLEGEDLY OPERATING ONE OF THE LARGEST ILLEGAL STREET LOTTERY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CITY. SINCE 1997, DETECTIVE JERRY ROCKS HAS BEEN WORKING THE CASE. GARY SENIOR, INSULATED HIMSELF FAIRLY WELL. REPORTER: DETECTIVE ROCKS WITH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WERE FINALLY ABLE TO ANNOUNCE THAT CRAY, SENIOR IS BEHIND BARS WITH SEVERAL OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ALLEGEDLY HELPED HIM RUN THE HIGHLY ORGANIZED AND ELABORATE ILLEGAL OPERATION TO PLACE BETS A PLAYER WOULD FILL OUT A CARBON SLIP. REPORTER: D.A. OUTLINED HOW CRAY OFFERINGS RAN ILLEGAL STREET LOTTERY BUSINESS IN PHILADELPHIA IT OPERATED OUT OF UNMARKED BUILDINGS LIKE THIS ON SOUTH 17TH STREET, ONE OF THE 40 LOCATIONS THAT THEY ALLEGEDLY HAD IN THE CITY, ALMOST ALL IN SOME OF THE MOST POOR NEIGHBORHOOD. MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT PLACE BETS AT THESE LOCATION WHERE IS ON FIXED INCOMES AND THEN TAKING A LOSS OF THAT MONEY, YOU ANY ON A DAILY BASIS OR FROM DAY TO DAY. REPORTER: ILLEGAL STREET LOTTERIES HAVE BETTER ODD BUT NOT REGULATED. PEOPLE ARE NOT PROTECT. AUTHORITIES SAY MOST THEY HAD WHILE CRAY SENIOR, HIS NEPHEW, DAUGHTER AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE ORGANIZATION, WERE LIVING A LIFE OF LUXURY. THOSE IN THE CRAY ORGANIZATION HAD MANSION FROM HIS FLORIDA, PHILADELPHIA AND OWNED SOME OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE CARS IN THE WORLD. THE ILLEGAL CRAY ORGANIZATION, WAS TRULY A FAMILY AFFAIR. ONE THAT GENERATED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, AND I CONGRATULATE EVERYONE WHO WORKED ON THIS CASE. REPORTER: WHILE POLICE HAVE BEEN WORKING THIS CASE FOR OVER 20 YEARS THEY BELIEVE THAT THE ILLEGAL OPERATION WAS GOING ON A LOT LONGER. IN FACT THEY BELIEVE THAT GARY CRAY SENIOR INHERITED THE OPERATION FROM HIS FATHER. NOW ALL OF THE NINE MEMBERS HOFF BEEN CHARGED WITH ALL OF THE CHARGES THEY HAVE BEEN FACING THEY FACE UP TO 65 YEARS IN PRISON. REPORTING LIVE FROM

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