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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 16, 2017

RGB, INC. Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Gambling Violations

RALEIGH – United States Attorney John Stuart Bruce announced that today in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced RGB, Inc., a business known as Godwin Music in Selma, NC, and Raleigh Amusements in Garner, NC to 4 years probation. RGB pled guilty to Conducting an Illegal Gambling Business and pursuant to the plea agreement, RGB paid $2,334,500 in forfeiture and a $150,000 fine. RGB pled guilty this morning and was sentenced shortly thereafter.

 

Pursuant to the plea agreement, the Government moved to dismiss the related gambling charges against David Ricky Godwin and David Ricky Godwin, Jr., and the Court dismissed those charges.

 

RGB was named in a Second Superseding Indictment filed on August 11, 2015. It was originally indicted on June 9, 2015. The charges related to RGB’s operation of a gambling business involving video sweepstakes machines that included games such as video poker, video keno, video lotto, and eight liner. RGB placed these machines in convenience stores, restaurants, bars, and other businesses in Eastern North Carolina.

 

Investigation of this case was conducted by Alcohol Law Enforcement, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and the FBI. Assistant United States Attorney David A. Bragdon represented the government.

Updated March 17, 2017