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Illegal gambling charge against Mason City bar dismissed


This news story was published on October 25, 2017.
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Homers Bar, 1911 South Federal Avenue

MASON CITY – An illegal gambling charge against a Mason City bar has been dismissed, according to state documents.

According to a charge brought by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office, on or about April 14, 2017, the liquor licensee at Homer’s Bar – Dana Despenas – or an agent or employee of the licensee, knowingly possessed or controlled an illegal gambling device, engaged in illegal gambling on the licensed premises, and/or permitted illegal gambling to occur on the licensed premises in violation of Iowa Code by allowing the operation of and/or making available for play on the licensed premises an electrical amusement device with an expired registration.

However, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, through Counsel John Lundquist, Assistant Attorney General, dismissed without prejudice, the above-mentioned matter on October 25, 2017.

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10 Responses to Illegal gambling charge against Mason City bar dismissed

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 26, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Speaking of pigshit – my wife seen FBI Comey on tv – that POS is in IOWA – Probably looking for Campos .

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 26, 2017 at 10:46 am

      What does that have to do with this story? It seems every story gets spammed with the same crap.

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        Lefty Reply Report comment

        October 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm

        lol

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        Tiny Dancer Reply Report comment

        October 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        Dollar bills stick around a community when gambling is involved. It is a chance to get lucky with a little windfall for the vast majority of the working class. It creates other businesses in support which are most often ‘Ma and Pa’ establishments who utilize keeping money local. Big chains drain the money and send it out of state. And you wonder why the local economy is in the drink. You been hood winked by the corporations and such. Good luck on that one.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      He was here to celebrate his father-in-law’s birthday.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 26, 2017 at 8:53 am

    CROOKS? Better look a little further – say elected officials/Fbi – local deep state government that actually rules at this time.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 26, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Kick backs got too high and he could not afford them – skipped a few and sheeez –

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    Charlie Reply Report comment

    October 26, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Legalize it. The state does for it’s own purpose. Same goes for the smoking in bars. Second hand smoke my ass. These fruit loops creating all these dumb laws that are all double standards must’ve skipped breakfast. Oh well, it will be a barrel of laughs when these 401k’s tank. And they will. Gambling is a bonafide money generator. Been around a lot longer than Wall Street and their razzle dazzle.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    What a crock…these boys have been doing this for years!