The Michigan Gaming Control Board, in conjunction with law enforcement, have secured the sentencing of Connie Durham, a native of Romulus, Michigan. Prior to her arrest, Durham owned Stony Creek, an illegal gambling company located at 2040 Whittaker, Suite 5, Ypsilanti Township.
In addition to four felony counts, Durham was also charged with two counts involving the use of a computer for criminal activity and a misdemeanor bordering on maintaining a gambling house for profit. At the Washtenaw County Circuit Court, the 69-year-old pled guilty to one felony charge of illegal gambling operations.
The Michigan Department of Attorney General issued several warrants and conducted investigations into the operations of Durham's Stony Creek. Authorities have since closed down the illegal gambling location and confiscated properties from the site.
Timothy Reardon, aged 43, an employee of Durham was charged on the exact same counts as the mastermind of the Ypsilanti illegal gambling operation. Other employees of Durham were charged as follows:
- Cecil E. Roberson was charged on two felony counts of gambling operations and using computers to commit a crime as well as a high court misdemeanor of maintaining a gambling house for gain.
- Angela M. Amperez-Lopez was charged on one felony count of gambling operations, one felony count of using computers to commit a crime and a high court misdemeanor of maintaining a gambling house for gain.
- Beverly M. Weatherspoon was charged on one felony count of gambling operations, two felony counts of using computers to commit a crime and one high court misdemeanor of maintaining a gambling house for gain.