Three defendants in a criminal case involving sweepstakes machines alleged to be gambling devices will be arraigned in Circuit Court on May 31.
Eugene Simeona Jr., 44, Tracy Yoshimura, 53, and Michael D. Miller Jr., 42, turned themselves in to police Monday after being re-indicted in February on multiple counts of promotion of gambling and ownership of a business that involves racketeering, gambling or other illegal activities. They are the distributors of the machines and owners or operators of the arcades.
They were among nine people originally indicted in May 2014 on 414 counts of racketeering, gambling promotion, possession of gambling devices and money laundering.
Circuit Judge Randal Lee dismissed the original indictment in 2014. The prosecution said there were deficiencies with the indictment and that it would seek a new one.