Gambling probe results in charges for Tulsa man

Thursday, September 28th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- A Tulsa man has pleaded guilty to conducting an illegal gambling business.

Fifty-four-year-old Milton Loyd Jones is the 22nd to be charged in the federal probe into illegal video gambling in Tulsa area bars.

But Jones' business was the first vending company that officials have charged.

Jones also pleaded guilty to filing a false income tax return for 1996 when he said he was paid 21-thousand-500 dollars in unreported cash as an employee of a Tulsa vending machine distributor.

Officials allege the gambling scheme featured illegal payouts to winning players of video gaming devices in bars where profits were split between machine owners and bar operators.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 31st.