Arizona Men Indicted Accused Of Running Illegal Poker Room

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John Anthony Schnaubelt and David Lee Dilettoso have been indicted by a State Grand Jury for allegedly running an illegal poker room at Toso’s Sports Bar and Grill from approximately June 2018 to January 2019.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, Schnaubelt, 53, owner of Real Poker LLC, was charged with three felony counts of Conspiracy, Illegal Conduct of an Enterprise, and Promotion of Gambling. Schnaubelt is accused of managing the illegal poker operation.

Dilettoso, 62, owner of Daddy’s DDTK, Inc., was also charged with three felony counts of Conspiracy, Illegal Conduct of an Enterprise, and Promotion of Gambling, as well as seven misdemeanor liquor license violations.

According to the indictment, Dilettoso allowed illegal gambling to take place at Toso’s Sports Bar and Grill while possessing a liquor license for Toso’s. State law prohibits unlawful gambling at locations where liquor is licensed to be sold.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned in Maricopa County Superior Court at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.