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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Feds Raid Oaks Card Room

Feds Raid Oaks Card Club
Re-printed from the San Francisco Chronicle:

Organized-crime probe: Emeryville card club raided

(03-02) 08:25 PST EMERYVILLE
 -- AnEmeryville card club was raided this morning as part of a multi-agency investigation into organized crime, authorities said.
Federal, state and local law-enforcement agents converged on the Oaks Card Club at 4097 San Pablo Ave. at about 6 a.m., officials said.
No one at the business was available for comment. The establishment opened a year before Emeryville's incorporation in 1896.
The investigation includes the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the state Justice Department's Bureau of Gambling Control, said FBI spokeswoman Julianne Sohn.
Authorities are serving an undisclosed number of search and arrest warrants throughout the Bay Area, said Sohn, who declined to elaborate because details of the investigation are still under seal.
Federal prosecutors may release more information Thursday, she said.
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  1. How can this be? Councilman Dick Kassis called the Oaks Club a fine family owned Emeryville business providing a valuable service for the residents of the city.

  2. Looks like they stopped greasing the right palms, like that Korean sex slave operation at that brick "massage" parlor at 36th and Adeline/San Pablo

  3. Saw all the activity this morning at 6:30 AM. Helicopters still in the air at 8 AM.

  4. Well, there goes the neighborhood.

  5. Yes like the loanshark "BO". or Mike Crawford , who does pay "his". Loans.

  6. I used to live right across the street, even knew several employee, kind of a shame, but I guess I never noticed whatever what was going on there...