Kentucky’s Eugene Algie found guilty of operating illegal gambling business

The Federal Bureau of Investigation started investigating a network of gambling activities in Kentucky, United States and Ohio, USA in 1977. Al Zenni, Dan Weyer and Richard Musk conducted bookmaking operations headquartered in an apartment in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, investigators discovered.

FBI special agent Harold S. Harrison, Jr. applied to the U.S. Magistrate for the Southern District of Ohio for the authorized use of a pen register to record numbers called on the apartment’s two telephones. Investigators found that 15 calls from the apartment were made to Highland Security Corporation in Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky from May 19-May 30, 1979.


On June 12, 1979, a search warrant was issued to search Highland Security Corporation. During the search, various gambling paraphernalia were seized.

On December 19, 1979, a federal grand jury indicted 11 defendants including Eugene Andrew Anthony Algie of Kentucky. Prior to trial, Algie moved to suppress the evidence obtained as a result of the search of Highland Security Corporation.


On March 18, 1980, the district court denied Algie’s motion. On April 21, 1980, the district court denied his motion to reconsider.

On May 10, 1982, Algie was found guilty on both counts of an indictment charging that he operated an illegal gambling business and participated in an illegal conspiracy. He was represented by Richard R. Slukich.

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