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 June 4th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces eight arrests, seizure of more than $11,000 cash at Fort Pierce Bolita operation
 
St. Lucie County Sheriff's detectives shut down an illegal lottery (Bolita) operation Friday night at a Fort Pierce convenience store, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"Bolita is an illegal gambling operation," Sheriff Mascara said. "When we received confidential information that a Bolita operation was headquartered in a secret room behind La Placita F Port Of Prince, 2416 Okeechobee Road, Fort Pierce, we investigated, obtained a search warrant and served it Friday night."

Detectives arrested eight people on 18 gambling charges, including 11 felonies and seven misdemeanors. Investigators also seized more than $11,000 cash, as well as piles of illegal betting slips and tally sheets.

All eight defendants were taken to the St. Lucie County jail and were released after posting bond.

Those arrested and their bond amounts were:

- Jean Baptiste Charles, 67 (DOB 6/29/43), of 2024 Grand Club Place, Apt. J., Fort Pierce, $750.

- David Grullan, 40 (DOB 12/29/70), of 1110 South Military Trail, Apt. 104, Deerfield Beach, $10,750.

- Louverture Jeantilus, 50 (DOB 7/27/60), of 3211 Kentucky Ave., Fort Pierce, $2,500.

- Favin Leger, 42 (DOB 11/5/58), of 2102 South 29th Street, Apt. 102, Fort Pierce, $750.

- Diniso Rosario, 44 (DOB 12/12/66), of 200 Treasure Cay Drive, Fort Pierce, $5,750.

- Jose Louis Rosiao, 40 (DOB 3/23/71), of 200 Treasure Cay Drive, Apt. 207, Fort Pierce, $2,500.

- Rami Sucess, 51 (DOB 9/29/59), of 3105 Jersey Court, Fort Pierce, $1,250.

- Anite Valmy, 53 (DOB 2/14/58), of 1905 Georgia Ave., Fort Pierce, $750.

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