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February 20. 2013 4:38AM
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PLAINS TWP. – Two employees at the Mohegan Sun Casino are facing bookmaking charges after they allegedly accepted money at the casino for bets made through an online-sports betting site.

Patrick M. O'Donnell, 47, of Lanning Lane, Wilkes-Barre, and Jason M. Singleman, 40, of Vic Lane, Nicholson, are each charged with conspiracy to engage in bookmaking.

According to arrest affidavits, state police used a confidential informant to deliver cash to O'Donnell and Singleman at the casino. The money was payment for bets made through the website

The informant, wearing a body wire, made three deliveries totaling $750 to O'Donnell at the casino between March 1 and March 15, 2012, and a single delivery of $200 to Singleman on March 24, 2012, police said.

Mike Bean, president of Mohegan Sun, said O'Donnell and Singleman are employed as supervisors in the casino's poker room. They have been suspended without pay, pending resolution of the case. Bean could not comment further, he said.

The charges against O'Donnell and Singleman were filed Wednesday with District Judge Diana Malast. Neither man had been arraigned as of late Friday afternoon.

State police said the investigation is continuing.

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