Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive


Monday, August 23, 1999

CORNYN WINS MORE EIGHT LINER SLOT MACHINE FORFEITURES

54 Machines seized and $2,500 in illegal wagers and gift certificates forfeited

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced that his office had again won civil forfeiture eight liner slot machine cases in Johnson County. The Court ruled that two eight liner slot machine businesses will forfeit 54 machines and close to $2,500 in illegal wagers and gift certificate prizes.

Both businesses were in Cleburne. Lucky 777's will forfeit 30 machines and $1,339.05 in illegal wagers. Pat's Place will forfeit 24 machines and $702.75 in illegal wagers and $350 in Wal Mart gift certificates.

The illegal slot machines and illegal wagers and prizes were seized on May 26, 1999 following an investigation conducted by Department of Public Safety Special Crimes Unit from Hurst. They were assisted by the Johnson County Sheriff's office, Cleburne Police Department, and the Johnson County Attorney's office.

On August 11, the Attorney General's office won civil forfeiture cases against four eight liner slot machine businesses also in Johnson County. These businesses forfeited 142 machines and close to $9,000 in illegal wagers and gift certificate prizes.

This case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Bill Lewis of the Austin office of the Attorney General's Special Crimes Division.

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