Fall River Councilor Indicted For Illegal Gambling

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Fall River's longest serving city councilor and his company have been indicted on charges of operating an illegal slot parlor at two Internet cafes he run in the city and Fairhaven.

Attorney General Martha Coakley said Thursday that 66-year-old Leo Pelletier and New England Internet Cafes LLC face several charges, including organizing or promoting gambling services, operating an illegal lottery as well as the sale and advertising of lottery tickets.

A special statewide grand jury also indicted three other people on charges stemming from operations out of Pelletier's two Internet cafes. They include 66-yer-old Ron Sevigny of Fall River, 57-year-old Linda Pelletier of Spring Hill, Fla., and 52-year-old Donald Geenidge of Shoreham, N.Y.

Mayor William Flanagan and Pelletier, a city councilor for about 29 years, did not immediately return calls for comment.

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