The Bicycle Casino is incorporating another scandalous chapter to its notorious story. The Southern California cardroom and hotel outside of Los Angeles in Bell Gardens was raided by federal officials on Tuesday morning, but law enforcement divisions are remaining peaceful on the details of the procedure.
Governor Jerry Brown (D), left, attended the ribbon cutting of the Bicycle Casino’s hotel expansion in 2015 alongside Bike Managing General Partner and CEO Hashem Minaiy. Couple of years later, the owners are actually allegedly entangled in a federal investigation that is financial.
The raid will be carried down by the usa Department of Homeland protection, as well as its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to local media reports, the US Attorney’s Office, IRS, Ca Bureau of Gambling Control, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) are also involved.
ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice said, ‘Because the warrant is under seal, we are not able to comment regarding the nature or scope of the investigation.’
Nonetheless, Fox 11 in l . a . says the sting is in reaction to alleged money laundering allegations at the casino. All gambling was shutdown as investigators sweep the Bike, as it’s affectionately known.
Since 1996, FinCEN has required casinos to file Currency Transaction Reports for any customer transacting $10,000 or even more in a day that is single.
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