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Prosecutors filed gambling and money-laundering charges Tuesday against five people accused of running a gambling shop out of a West Valley City Internet cafe.
The operation netted thousands of dollars a day, according to charging documents filed in 3rd District Court.
Police raided the City Cyber Cafe at 2290 S. Redwood Road on March 9, court documents state. They saw people playing "games of chance" and seized 45 computer terminals, according to the charges.
The raid came after two undercover officers each walked into the cafe on two separate days in February and exchanged $40 for a card of credit to play games.
Police found that cafe employees had deposited daily profits into five different Wells Fargo checking accounts and one Wachovia bank account, the charges state.
On one day in February, more than $9,600 was deposited in one of those accounts.
The cafe's regional manager, main manager and two assistant managers were all charged with 14 felony and misdemeanor counts, including gambling promotion and money laundering.