7 charged in cheating conspiracy at MotorCity Casino

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — A former MotorCity Casino dealer is accused of conspiring with six associates in a cheating conspiracy involving hundreds of dollars, according to Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Darryl Green, 53, was employed at the Detroit casino in 2014, when he allegedly made payouts on losing bets and declined to collect payment on lost bets during games of Texas Hold ’em, Schuette said.

State police investigated on request from the casino, according to Schuette.

Those charged are Detroiters Green; Eugene Davis Jr., 32; Earl Leonard Railey, 65; and Calvin Lawrence Pullom, 47; as well as Roxanna Dee McKinney, 49, of Farmington Hills; Leah Katrelle Smith, 42, of Melvindale; and Hayword Milton Stampley, 57, of West Bloomfield Township.

Each defendant is charged with one count felony conspiracy to cheat at a gambling game, gambling activities, conspiracy to commit larceny in a building and larceny in a building. They face up to 10 years on the gambling activities charges.

All seven defendants were given the opportunity to turn themselves in, Schuette said.

Five of the seven arrived for arraignments in the Wayne County 36th District court over the last two weeks and are due back March 1 after they received bonds at arraignment: Green: $5,000, personal bond; Davis Jr.: $10,000, personal bond; Calvin Pullom: $5,000, 10 percent bond; Stampley: $10,000, personal bond; Smith: $5,000, personal bond.

Railey and McKinney later were apprehended by Michigan State Police, according to Schuette's office. Railey was arraigned Tuesday in 36th District Court and is due back March 2 for a probable cause conference. He faces an additional charge of habitual offender, fourth offense.

McKinney is charged as a habitual offender, second offense. No information on future court dates were available.