Three charged with running illegal gambling operation



FLINT TWP. — Three people have been charged by the Michigan Attorney General’s office with running an illegal slot machine gambling operation at Spin City on Miller Road in Flint Township.

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the charges against two Flint women and a Wilmington, N.C., man related to the operation of 30 slot machines at the internet gambling facility. The trio face up to 20 years in prison on the charges.

Marjorie Brown, 50, is charged with one count of operating a gambling facility, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime and one high count misdemeanor for maintaining an illegal gambling facility.

Kara Shilling, 35, is charged with one count of conducting a criminal enterprise, one count of conspiracy of a criminal enterprise, one count of operating a gambling facility, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime and one high court misdemeanor for maintaining an illegal gambling facility.

Anthony Sutton, 50, is charged with one count of conducting a criminal enterprise, one count of operating a gambling facility, two counts of using a computer to commit a crime and one high court misdemeanor for maintaining an illegal gambling facility. Sutton returned to Michigan on his own to face the charges against him.

All three suspects were released on bond and are scheduled to appear in Ingham County District Court on July 5.

According to Nessel, the illegal gambling operation was run from July 2018 to February 2019. The Attorney General’s Office issued a cease and desist order in early 2019, but the three suspects allegedly continued the illegal gambling.