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Ohio gambling raids lead to further investigations
Now begins an analysis of the evidence collected from the raids
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
This is Martin Sarcyk's third time facing gambling and money laundering charges.
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The state says the indictment of a North Royalton man Wednesday is just the beginning of an investigation into illegal gambling. Greg Croft with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Cleveland district says the search warrants served in the arrest of Martin Sarcyk allowed investigators access to more evidence. And now the analysis begins.

LISTEN: Greg Croft on the next step of the investigation

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“We’ll go through witness statements, interviews with suspects. We’ll go through all the evidence in which we collected yesterday and then we’ll focus more in on the prosecution of the case at this point to see who’s going to be indicted, who needs to be indicted and also look further down the line as to sanctions against the tavern keepers.”

Sarcyk was indicted on multiple counts of gambling, money laundering and possession of criminal tools. This is his third time facing gambling and money laundering charges.  

Investigator Croft says recent changes in state law that clarify what is legal and illegal has helped law enforcement crack down on illegal gambling.
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