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Date: 11-04-2020

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United States of America v. Keaton Chamers Oxendine

Case Number: 7:20-cr-00044-H-1

Judge: Malcolm J. Howard

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina (Wake County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Raleigh, North Carolina

Defendant's Attorney:

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Description: Raleigh, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with aiding and abetting an illegal gambling business in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1955 and 2.

According to the indictment, from in or around 2018, and continuing up to on or about July 23, 2018, Oxendine did unlawfully conspire with others to conduct an illegal gambling business involving video gambling devices and slot machines, in violation of the laws of the State of North Carolina, to wit, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14‑306.4 (sweepstakes through entertaining display), § 14‑306.1A (video gaming machines), and § 14-292 (gambling). The illegal gambling business allegedly managed by Oxendine involved five or more persons, remained in substantially continuous operation for a period in excess of thirty days, and had a gross revenue exceeding $2,000.00 in any single day.

Oxendine faces a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement. Department of Homeland Security, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (NC ALE), and the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ethan A. Ontjes is prosecuting the case.

Conspiracy to Conduct an Illegal Gambling Business
Operating an Illegal Gambling Business; and Aiding and Abetting

Outcome: 10/20/2020 29 Notice of Hearing as to Keaton Chamers Oxendine: Arraignment set for 11/2/2020 at 9:30 AM in Greenville Courtroom before Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank. (Lee, L.) (Entered: 10/20/2020)
10/27/2020 30 Release Status Report Report as to Keaton Chamers Oxendine. (Britt, J.) (Entered: 10/27/2020)
11/02/2020 31 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank: Arraignment as to Keaton Chamers Oxendine held on 11/2/2020 - Defendant present with counsel - Counsel for USA present - Guilty plea as to Count 2 entered by the defendant - Sentencing date to be determined - Court modifies the conditions of release to change the nightly curfew to 12 am through 6 am - All other conditions remain in place - Defendant to remain on Pretrial Release pending his sentencing hearing. (Court Reporter Carolyn High, WordServices, Inc.) (Foell, S.) (Entered: 11/02/2020)
11/02/2020 ORAL ORDER modifying the Pretrial Conditions to change the defendant's curfew to 12:00 am until 6:00 am as to Keaton Chamers Oxendine. Ordered in open court by Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Swank on 11/2/2020. (Foell, S.) (Entered: 11/02/2020)
11/02/2020 32 Consent to proceed before Magistrate Judge for felony arraignment by defendant Keaton Chamers Oxendine. (Foell, S.) (Entered: 11/02/2020)
11/02/2020 33 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Keaton Chamers Oxendine (Foell, S.) (Entered: 11/02/2020)

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