THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN … STILL
Last year S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley shot down a proposed casino resort in Hardeeville, S.C. This year her “Republican” allies in the State Senate – led by anti-free market former Democrat Larry Martin (RINO-Pickens) – have passed legislation cracking down on so-called internet sweepstakes machines.
Martin and fellow fiscal liberal [...]
THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN … STILL
MULTIPLE PUBLIC OFFICIALS “ABOUT TO GO DOWN”
Several prominent members of the so-called “Lexington Ring” will be indicted in the coming weeks for their participation in an illegal gambling empire, multiple sources tell FITS. Among them? A pair of current elected officials.
The forthcoming indictments stem from a plea deal reached earlier this week between federal investigators and Lanny [...]
IS CABAL TIED TO ASCOT SLAYINGS, SPORTS BETTING EMPIRE?
We’ve reported previously on murderous allegations tied to the “Lexington Ring” – a cabal of crooked cops and corrupt politicians who are allegedly behind a sophisticated illegal video poker operation.
But is this redneck mafia also connected to a notorious double homicide that took place earlier this year [...]
GPS DEVICE FOUND ON DISGRACED OFFICIAL’S VEHICLE
A global positioning system (GPS) tracking device has been discovered attached to a vehicle owned by disgraced Lexington, S.C. town councilman Danny Frazier, sources tell FITS.
For those of you who haven’t been following our state’s latest redneck soap opera, Frazier is allegedly a middleman for the “Lexington Ring” – [...]
ALL OF IT …
Twelve years ago South Carolinians were stripped of their right to decide whether video poker should be legal in the Palmetto State. By blocking a referendum on these machines, the S.C. Supreme Court imposed its will on voters rather than letting them make a choice – paving the way for the government-run [...]
2009 SHOOTING COULD “RAISE THE STAKES” FOR GAMBLING OPERATION
The rapidly unfolding saga of the “Lexington Ring” – a corrupt cabal of politicians and law enforcement officers who are allegedly running an illegal video poker operation out of Lexington County, S.C. – could be on the verge of jumping to a higher energy level.
A murderous level [...]
SOURCES: FORMER MAGISTRATE SUPPLIED AUDIO FILE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, MEDIA
A former Lexington County, S.C. magistrate and current Midlands law enforcement officer is allegedly the source of an explosive three-hour audio tape that’s threatening to bring down an illegal video poker ring.
Jamie T. Lucas – who resigned his post as a magistrate in 2009 after he [...]
SC SENATOR RUNS UP BIG TAB WITH GAMING INTERESTS
S.C. Sen. Jake Knotts (RINO-Lexington) has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from gambling interests during the current election cycle – including money from key figures in the “Lexington Ring,” an illegal video poker operation that he has also been linked to along with [...]
RECORDINGS SHOW CONTROVERSIAL COUNCILMAN’S WIFE INVOLVED IN VIDEO POKER OPERATION
Just as we predicted it would, local television station WIS TV 10 (NBC – Columbia, S.C.) has officially busted a cap in the “Lexington Ring,” a video poker cabal based in the Midlands region of South Carolina that allegedly operates with the support of government officials and [...]
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Below is a statement released this week by Lexington, S.C. city councilman Danny Frazier in response to allegations that he is a central figure in an illegal video poker operation:
Over the past couple of weeks, there have been media reports suggesting that I may be involved in some questionable business practices.
At the request of someone [...]
MEDIA, LAW ENFORCEMENT SAID TO BE CLOSING IN ON “LEXINGTON RING”
A Midlands, S.C. television station is said to be aggressively pursuing the Palmetto State’s secretive video poker cabal – a corrupt assemblage of elected officials and law enforcement personnel that allegedly operates a clandestine gambling operation stretching across numerous South Carolina counties.
State law enforcement personnel [...]