Officials Arrested In Gambling Sting

2:18 PM, Apr 7, 2008   |    comments
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Charleston (AP) -- The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says an assistant prosecutor for Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties was among 27 people arrested in a raid on a Hanahan house where people were playing poker. Don Sorenson was charged with unlawful games and betting. He submitted his resignation to chief prosecutor David Pascoe. But Pascoe told The Charleston Post and Courier that he is suspending Sorenson without pay until he decides what the 13-year veteran's future will be with the office. Investigators say the house was hosting a well-organized poker and gambling operation with paid pit bosses and dealers. The arrests Friday night were the result of a 10-month investigation. Poker is illegal under a 200-year-old state law that prohibits dice and card games.

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