Woman Pleads Guilty in Gaming Case, Gets Prison Term

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A woman convicted for the second time of violating Kentuckys charitable gaming laws has been sentenced to five years in prison and fined a $1,000, plus court costs.

The judgment in Glasgow, Ky., against Betty Ann Greenwell was handed down Nov. 28, 2006, in Barren Circuit Court. Greenwell pleaded guilty to one count each of promoting gambling, being a persistent felony offender and possessing a prescription that was not in its original container.

The penalty for promoting gambling, ordinarily three years and a $1,000 fine, was enhanced by two years under Kentuckys PFO statute. A 90-day sentence on the controlled-substance charge is to run concurrently.

The case arose from an investigation by the Office of Charitable Gaming, an agency of the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet.

In May 2006, Greenwell was sentenced in Hardin County to three years in prison of which 18 months was probated following her first conviction for promoting gambling. Both cases arose from investigations of illegal gaming aboard chartered buses.