Teen Ringleader for Illegal Gambling House Busted 23.04.2012

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Briana Rios has definitely not been living the average life of a Florida teenager. Nor was she working a typical job for someone her age. Having just graduated from Miami Senior High School in Broward County, Rios took a job working at an illegal gambling house.

Rios has been charged for illegal bookmaking and for running an illegal gambling house. People came to Rios to bet on NBA and NFL games as well as to play blackjack and poker games. Rios used an offshore account called Transfer Xpress to run the gambling house which took in money beginning in October of 2011 and ending in December of the same year. Police and prosecutors believe that Rios could have earned up to $300,000 per year if the gambling operation had continued. Jose Solis, an ex-boyfriend of Rios, told NBC that Rios was taking in about $10,000 a day.

Rios’ defense attorney claims that Rios was only a clerk and was left alone only while the real owner was away in the Dominican Republic but the judge did not agree citing that there was evidence to the contrary. The police raid of the gambling operation turned up computers which were used to help the teen track bets and place the bets. Rios’s bail was set at $40,000 dollars and she will have to await trial.

In an attempt to defend his ex-girlfriend, Solis reportedly said: “She’s young. She’s a little girl…She didn’t know what she was doing at the moment.”

Maybe Rios was trying to inject herself into the male dominated world of illegal gambling but that only lasted a few months. Rios must now wait for her next date in court and possibly for her sentence if found guilty at trial.

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