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Former Sidney bank VP gets prison time for embezzling $1.3M

A former Sidney Nebraska bank vice president has gotten 3 1/2 years in federal prison for embezzling more than $1.3 million from Points West Community Bank, $82,000 of it straight from the vault. Matthew Monheiser, 38, pleaded guilty in April. His attorney, Clarence Mock, said the crime was motivated and fueled by Monheiser’s psychological gambling issue and left his […]

Colombo Candy Company Employee Steels for Gambling

She admitted she stole a staggering $4.1 million from an Omaha business over two years, according to court documents. In just two years, the lawsuit says, she took $4.1 million.  The lawsuit claims Ameristar casino alone “profited $2 million” from Doe’s gambling — and that Ameristar employees combined to make as much as $400,000 in tips. Read the […]

Terrance Watanabe Lost As Much As $200M

Terrance Watanabe, an Omaha businessman, lost as much as $200 million Terrance Watanabe, an Omaha businessman, lost as much as $200 million at Caesars Palace and the Rio Hotel Casino in Las Vegas in 2007. He was indicted by a grand jury for failing to pay $14.7 million in gambling debts, but he later settled with the company and […]

Gambling Ideas Don’t Get Better Over Time

For 2013 we’re seeing a rehash of bad gambling expansion ideas that have failed in past years: slot machines that show old horse races, faster keno times, constitutionally empowering the legislature to expand gambling, and more. If we did not speak out, these ideas would be plaguing Nebraska already. Please help us keep the voice […]

Nebraskan’s Body Found at Iowa Casino

Omaha World Herald   Jan. 22, 2013 Authorities are investigating the death of a Nebraska man whose body was found at a casino parking garage in Council Bluffs. The body of the 54-year-old Omaha man was found a little after 9:30 p.m. Sunday on the ground level of the parking garage of Harrah’s Casino & Hotel. […]