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Grand jury re-indicts six in gambling case

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    Honolulu police seized so-called sweepstakes machines during their investigation.

Six of nine people who previously faced state gambling charges in connection with so-called sweepstakes machines are again facing some of the same charges.

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment this afternoon charging Alexander Alejandro, Quentin Canencia, Gary Danely, Desiree Haina, Michael Madali Jr. and Clayton Simeona with racketeering and gambling promotion.

The six were employees of arcades from where Honolulu police had seized the sweepstakes machines. They were indicted with three others in 2014 on 414 counts of racketeering, gambling and money laundering.

The state later had the indictment dismissed after the two prosecutors who were handling the case told a state judge they unknowingly presented false information to the grand jury that returned the indictment. They also said the state was pursuing more defendants.

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