Nutel, 4 individuals indicted on illegal gambling, money laundering charges

FALL RIVER – Gambling-machine company Nutel Communications Inc. and four associated individuals have been indicted in connection with an investigation into a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling and money-laundering scheme, Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey announced June 28.

Defendants Stanley Webb, his daughter Jaqueline Webb, her husband, Brian Pinheiro, and associate Romie Jones, all of Westport, are alleged to have operated 130 illegal Nutel gambling machines, which they allegedly programmed to be “nearly impossible” to win. The machines were allegedly used to launder money, which was split between defendants and host establishments.

More than $2.1 million, precious metals and thousands of dollars’ worth of property was seized during the investigation.

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