Sweepstakes Operators Plead Guilty to Illegal Gambling Operation

Sweepstakes Ring Owners Plead Guilty to Federal Charges for Multistate Illegal Gambling Operation A South Carolina-based sweepstakes ring run by a father and son team, which sold sweepstakes machines to over 600 internet cafes across the country, has been busted by federal authorities, and the operators have pleaded guilty to illegal gambling charges. Bobby G. Moseley, from Townville, SC, and his son-in-law, J. Michael Caldwell of Williamston, SC, pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the illegal gambling operation, which spanned … [Read more...]

Brett Parker Illegal Gambling Trial Postponed Until September

Illegal Gambling Trial for Elder and Junior Parker, Third Bookie, Postponed The federal trial for the illegal gambling rings run by Brett Parker, his father Jack Parker, and a third bookie have been postponed until September. According to reports, the change was requested due to a change in public defenders. Brett Parker, who was convicted with a life sentence for the double homicide of his wife, Tammy Jo Parker, and his best friend and business associate, Bryan Capnerhurst, has a public defender for the illegal gambling trial. In … [Read more...]

FBI Video Gambling Investigation Leads to More Resignations

FBI Investigating Video Gambling Allegations in South Congaree On May 1st, the FBI, in cooperation with state police, raided the town hall in South Congaree, shocking the small Lexington County town. At first, little was known about why the FBI had chosen to raid a town of about 2,300 residents. However, after the investigation started, evidence surfaced of a potential video gambling ring involving some of the town’s administrators. Reportedly, agents phoned former Mayor Jerry McCormick at his home, and he met the federal and state … [Read more...]

Brett Parker and Family Faces Federal Illegal Gambling Charges

After Infamous Double Homicide Trial, Brett Parker, His Father, and Associates Face Federal Charges for Illegal Gambling Operation Brett Parker might now be in state prison for the double homicide of his wife and best friend, but the tough times for his family are just beginning - he, his father, and some former associates face federal prison for an illegal gambling operation. Parker’s arrest for the double homicide brought to light another serious problem: a massive illegal gambling ring in South Carolina, spanning Columbia, West Columbia, … [Read more...]

Illegal Gambling Ring Leader’s Double Murder Trial Begins This Week

Double Murder Trial Starts Jury Selection On Tuesday, May 7th, the double murder trial for Brett Parker, a man who notoriously ran an illegal gambling ring and wound up with a mountain of gambling debts, begins jury selection. Monday’s pretrial hearing focused on each side’s arguments in the double murder case. Parker’s attorneys say that they will focus on South Carolina’s “Stand Your Ground” laws, asserting that one of the murder victims, Bryan Capnerhurst, shot the other victim, Tammy Parker. The prosecution has kept quiet about their … [Read more...]