Four men and a woman have been indicted on federal charges of operating an illegal cockfighting ring in Waianae.
Hawaii News Now reported that authorities had been documenting the alleged gambling ring from January 2009 through July 2011 at Lloyd and Nitta Marshall’s home on Puuhulu Road.
According to the 25 count indictment, $150,000 was found at the home with another $240,000 seized from the Marshalls’ bank account.
Officials say the couple were the alleged organizers. Bryan Castro is the alleged ticket salesman. Patrick Roque and Jerry Perreira are the alleged matchmakers and game officials.
The defendants couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Trial is scheduled to begin May 30.