JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Eight Kentuckiana men are facing serious charges following an FBI investigation in southern Indiana.
The Wednesday announcement by U. S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett wraps up an 18-month investigation into claims that the men were running an illegal gambling operations.
"It's a good thing it's been busted," neighbor Carla Repp said.
Neighbors around Market and High Streets in Jeffersonville are breathing a bit easier after hearing what investigators say they shut down inside a car dealer.
- Terry Crofford, a/k/a "TC," age 60, of Jeffersonville, IN
- Jamie Duley, a/k/a "JD" or "J-Town," age 54, of Jeffersonville, IN
- James Baker, a/k/a "Shake," age 62, of Clarksville, IN
- George Blair, a/k/a "Mound," age 53, of Jeffersonville, IN
- Steven Harkins, a/k/a "Hark," age 55, of Louisville, KY
- Jeffrey Hash, age 61, of Louisville, KY
- James Payne, a/k/a "Jamie," age 44, of Pleasureville, KY
- Harold Joyce, a/k/a "Trey," age 44, of Louisville, KY
An indictment says that the following were all seized by the FBI
- multiple bank accounts in the name of Terry Crofford and TC Auto
- property located at 1313 East Market Street and at 8017 Lakeside Quarry Road in Jeffersonville, IN
- property at 308 North 3rd Street and 307 North 2nd Street in Utica, IN
- several vehicles, including a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro; a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle; a 2005 Ford Mustang GT convertible; a 2007 Dodge Ram truck; a 2004 Lexus LS 430.
If convicted, the men could spend a maximum of eight years behind bars and pay up to a $250,000 fine.