Seven Charged in Detroit Casino Cheating Conspiracy

DETROIT, MI – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed felony charges against a former Motor City Casino dealer and six others for their roles in an alleged scheme to steal money from the casino involving hundreds of dollars of individual player payouts on lost bets during games of Texas Hold ‘em.   Texas Hold ‘em

The charges were filed following an investigation by the Michigan State Police after they were asked by Motor City Casino to investigate possible dealer/player collusion. The felony complaints filed by Schuette allege that Darryl Green, who was employed as a dealer at Motor City Casino in 2014 when the alleged acts took place, conspired with the other six defendants to make payouts to them on loosing bets or simply not collect payment on lost bets. The investigation showed the other six defendants in the case knew Green and associated with him outside of the casino prior to and after the alleged cheating.

Darryl Green, 53-years-old, Eugene Davis Jr., 32-years-old, Earl Leonard Railey, 65-years-old, and Calvin Lawrence Pullom, 47-years-old, all of Detroit, Roxanna Dee McKinney, 49-years-old, of Farmington Hills, Leah Katrelle Smith, 42-years-old, of Melvindale and Hayword Milton Stampley, 57-years-old, of West Bloomfield, are all charged with the following:

  • One count of Conspiracy to Cheat at a Gambling Game, a five year felony;
  • One count of Gambling activities, a 10 year felony;
  • One count of Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in a building, a four year felony;
  • One count of Larceny in a building, a four year felony.

Green, Davis, Pullom, Stampley and Smith have been arraigned in the Wayne County 36th District Court, and bond was set for each defendant as follows:

  • Darryl Green: $5,000, personal bond;
  • Eugene Davis Jr.: $10,000, personal bond;
  • Calvin Pullom: $5,000, $500 cash was required to be paid before release;
  • Hayword Stampley: $10,000, personal bond;
  • Leah Smith: $5,000, personal bond.

Two of the defendants, also charged as habitual offenders, remain wanted by the Michigan State Police. Earl Railey is charged as a Habitual Offender-Fourth Offense and Roxanna McKinney is charged as a Habitual Offender-Second Offense.

The five arraigned defendants are due in court for a preliminary examination on March 1, 2016. The defendants were given the opportunity to turn themselves in, and have been arraigned over the last two weeks. The court is still awaiting appearances from defendants Railey and McKinney.

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