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Las Vegas Sports Betting Personality Indicted For Misuse Of Social Security Numbers And Concealing Taxable Winnings

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – David Nakama Oancea, aka “Vegas Dave,” 40, of Las Vegas, a Las Vegas sports betting personality, was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada.



The indictment charges Oancea with nine counts of misuse of Social Security Numbers and 10 counts of causing false currency transaction reports to be filed based on the false Social Security Numbers.



As alleged in the indictment, Oancea placed sports bets for himself and others at casinos and sports books. He opened player accounts by providing the casinos and sports books with social security numbers assigned to others or to no one, but represented to the casinos that the social security numbers were his. When Oancea placed bets or collected winnings of more than $10,000, he caused the casinos and sports books to prepare and submit false Currency Transaction Reports containing false and fraudulent social security numbers. It is further alleged that Oancea caused casinos and sports books to prepare and file at least 137 false Currency Transaction Reports. The indictment seeks forfeiture of $551,318.20 from Oancea.


The case is being investigated by the Las Vegas Financial Crimes Task Force consisting of members of the IRS-Criminal Investigations, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, the Henderson Police Department, and the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kilby Macfadden.


Updated April 17, 2017

Financial Fraud