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David Lora and Leon Jeon of Coral Springs, Florida Arrested for Operating Gambling Ring

David Lora and Leon Jeon, Coral Springs, Florida shop owners, were arrested Sunday after they were accused of operating a gambling ring out of a Sample Road super market, news sources indicate. Lora, 25, and Jeon, 72, were booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of keeping a gambling house, promoting a lottery for money, and assisting a lottery. Lora’s bail bond was set at $10,000. It is not yet known whether Jeon has qualified for a bail bond. It is also not yet known whether the defendants have hired a lawyer.

Reports say Leon is the owner of Island Super Market, located off West Sample Road, where detectives say the alleged gambling ring took place. According to reports, Jeon and his accomplice, Lora, ran an illegal gambling game called Borlette out of the store. It is unclear how many people may have participated in the alleged gambling ring or if police will arrest more suspects as the investigation continues.

According to reports, Borlette is a gambling game similar to the United States Lottery. Participants choose three numbers out of a possible four with a range from 0 to 9. Participants would then place $8 bets for each games. When a person’s numbers matched the winning numbers, they would win the grand prize. It is unclear how much gamblers won at the alleged ring. Reports say Leon and Lora derived their numbers, which determined whether a person won or lost, from the New York Lottery’s “Daily Number” and the “Pick Four.”

During 2012, an undercover agent working with the Broward County sheriff’s office infiltrated the gambling ring and placed bets on several occasions, reports say. Using information collected by the undercover officer, detectives swooped down on the shop, closing the gambling ring and placing Leon and Lora under arrest. An investigation into the alleged ring is ongoing and it is unclear whether more arrests are planned.

In other news, Tina Russell of Palm Beach County, Florida was arrested Friday after she was accused of taking three young girls shoplifting at a Wal-Mart during a Black Friday sale, reports indicate. Russell, 27, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of theft and child neglect. The three teens, who reports did not identify because they are minors, were also charged with theft. Russell was later released from jail on a $12,000 bail. It is unknown whether she has hired legal representation.

Reports say the incident occurred Friday evening at a Wal-Mart on Belevedere Road in Palm Beach County. Before entering the store, Russell and the three girls allegedly dumped out the contents of their purses. Inside the store, they traveled the store’s hair and cosmetic isles and reportedly placed some items inside their purses. Before they were able to leave the store, though, a security guard stopped them and recovered the allegedly stolen items.

In all, the group allegedly took $279 worth of goods. Police arrived to the scene and escorted Russell, who identified herself as a community mother of the three girls, to jail.

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