The Bicycle Casino is including another scandalous chapter to its notorious story. The Southern California cardroom and hotel outside of Los Angeles in Bell Gardens was raided by federal officials on Tuesday morning, but law enforcement divisions are remaining peaceful on the details of the procedure.
Governor Jerry Brown (D), left, attended the ribbon cutting of the Bicycle Casino’s hotel expansion in 2015 alongside Bike Managing General Partner and CEO Hashem Minaiy. Two years later, the owners are now actually allegedly entangled in a federal financial investigation.
The raid will be carried away by the usa Department of Homeland Security, and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to media that are local, the united states Attorney’s Office, IRS, Ca Bureau of Gambling Control, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) are also involved.
ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice stated, ‘Because the warrant is under seal, we are not able to comment regarding the scope or nature of the investigation.’
Nonetheless, Fox 11 in l . a . says the sting is in response to alleged money allegations that are laundering the casino. All gambling is shutdown as investigators sweep the Bike, since it’s affectionately known.
Since 1996, FinCEN has required casinos to file Currency Transaction Reports for just about any customer transacting $10,000 or more in a single day.