FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Fall River city councilor has pleaded guilty to gaming charges in connection with operating two internet cafés in Fall River and Fairhaven.
Attorney General Martha Coakley said 66-year-old Leo Pelletier of Fall River, and 47-year-old Linda Pelletier of Spring Hill, Fla., both pleaded guilty Thursday in Bristol County Superior Court.READ MORE: I-Team: Revere Residents Upset Over New Parking Meters, Lack Of Outreach
The charges included organizing or promoting gambling services, operating an illegal lottery, allowing lotteries in a building, and the sale and advertising of lottery tickets.
Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh sentenced each to two years of probation.READ MORE: Keller @ Large: Baker, Sununu Targeted By EMILY's List
Coakley said Friday the two operated the “Leo’s Place” internet cafés through a corporation they managed. Garsh ordered that 100 percent of the corporation’s assets, over $100,000, be forfeited to the state.
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