Earl McClain, one of eight people accused of skimming money from bingo tournaments, has pled guilty in a Boyd County Court in Cattlesburg, Kentucky in exchange for a lesser sentence.
McClain of Ashland, 63 years old, pleaded guilty to the charge of one count of diversion of gaming funds allocated for charity. The crime carries a punishment of 5 years in jail time.
Attorney Clifford Duvall of Greenup County recommended at least a one-year sentence but has made it clear that if a probation would be given to the defendant, he would not oppose it.
The second charge against Earl Gene McClain was dismissed because the accused agreed to become a witness against his co-defendants on the case and for his help to the investigators of the state-run charitable gaming. In pleading guilty on his case, Earl Gene McClain also agreed to pay $10,000 to the victims via the charity.
Thursday, October 19, 2006