Northeast Ohio man charged in gambling ring probe

CLEVELAND (AP) – A man has been indicted on gambling and other charges in a multi-agency investigation of an alleged gambling ring in northeastern Ohio.

Authorities said Wednesday that a Cuyahoga County grand jury in Cleveland indicted 61-year-old Martin Sarcyk (SAR’-chihk) on multiple counts of gambling, money laundering and having criminal tools.

Investigators say they served more than 15 search warrants Wednesday at several businesses and residences in northeastern Ohio and connected Sarcyk to a number of the sites.

Court records don’t list an attorney for the North Royalton man. Calls to a home phone listing were met with busy signals Wednesday.

Ohio’s Department of Public Safety says the gambling ring probe is part of a larger, ongoing investigation into the production, distribution and operation of electronic video slot machines.

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