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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 9, 2013

Boise Man Pleads Guilty In Illegal Gambling Case

BOISE – Skinner “Skip” Anderson, II, 57, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to one count of misprision of a felony, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Anderson appeared today before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale at the federal courthouse in Boise.

At his change of plea hearing, Anderson admitted to having knowledge of an illegal gambling operation that was being run out of a house he owns located at 6655 W. Victory Road in Boise. Anderson further admitted to taking steps to conceal the illegal gambling operation and not reporting it to the proper authorities.

Anderson faces up to three years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and not more than one year of supervised release. In a separate civil proceeding, the United States is seeking forfeiture of the residence where the illegal gambling operation occurred.

Sentencing is set for February 18, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

This case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force. The task force is comprised of federal, state, and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boise Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Caldwell Police Department, Nampa Police Department, Meridian Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Idaho Department of Correction. The Metro Task Force was assisted by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.