Man sentenced for stealing $7M from 27 tribal casinos

A California man was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for stealing more than $7 million from tribal casinos and non-Indian gaming facilities across the nation.

Phuong Quoc Truong, who once worked at a tribal casino, led what authorities called the "Tran Organization." He bribed card dealers and supervisors to perform false shuffles that allowed people who were a part of the scam win hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Truong and his associates targeted a total of 27 tribal and non-Indian facilities in seven states and in Canada. He was ordered to pay $5.7 million to some of the casinos. He is also forfeiting $2.8 million to the federal government.

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Calif. man sentenced for bilking $7M from casinos (AP 3/15)
Mastermind sentenced in tribal casino scheme (The Christian Science Monitor 3/16)