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A Meridian man who ran a pair of illegal gambling operations won t spend any time behind bars, a federal judge ruled Monday.

Kings Santy, 44, was sentenced to three months of home detention, two years of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $3,000 fine. He will also be required to forfeit $16,262.87 in seized currency and $100,000 in proceeds from the gambling house, Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian Nafzger said.

Santy estimated the gambling operations, which were run out of houses in Boise and Nampa, netted him $50,000 per year since 2006. He pleaded guilty in February to one count of operating an illegal gambling business, and had faced up to 5 years in prison.

The landlord and owner of the house on 6655 W. Victory Road in Boise where Santy hosted poker games also avoided prison time for his role in the operation.

Skinner Skip Anderson, 57, was sentenced in February to one year of probation and a $2,500 fine after pleading guilty to misprision of a felony. Prosecutors say Anderson knew his tenant was using the house for illegal games, but didn t alert authorities.



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