Feds Want Boise House Used for Gambling
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to let the government seize a rental home that they say was used for an illegal gambling operation.
In a complaint filed in Boise’s U.S. District Court, prosecutors said the house near the Boise airport was used to conduct poker games and tournaments. The Idaho Statesman reports prosecutors say participants would pay cash in order to play, and the winnings were also played in cash.
The home, valued at about $205,000 by the Ada County Assessor’s Office, is owned by Kestrel Investments. Federal prosecutors don’t believe the owners of Kestrel Investments — Julie and Skinner “Skip” Anderson — participated in the poker games, but contend Skip Anderson knew about the operation. Anderson didn’t immediately return phone messages left by The Associated Press Friday.