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Michigan AG: 7 charged in cheating conspiracy at MotorCity casino

Former dealer allegedly paid friends on losing bets at Texas Hold ‘em table

DETROIT – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed felony charges against a former MotorCity 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.  

Schuette's office said Monday that state police investigated following a request from the casino.

Darryl Green, 53, of Detroit, worked as a dealer in 2014 and conspired to make payouts on loosing bets or not collect payment on lost bets. Investigators say the other six people involved knew Green and "associated with him" before the suspected cheating.

In addition to Green, the following people are charged: Eugene Davis Jr., 32, Earl Leonard Railey, 65, and Calvin Lawrence Pullom, 47, all of Detroit; Roxanna Dee McKinney, 49, of Farmington Hills, Leah Katrelle Smith, 42, of Melvindale and Hayword Milton Stampley, 57, of West Bloomfield.

Are all charged with the following: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.

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.