3rd person indicted in Mohegan Sun Casino money laundering scheme
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – a 38 year old former cocktail waitress at the Mohegan Sun Casino is the latest to be indicted in a money laundering scheme.
Rochelle Poszeluznyj was charged Monday with Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering on the heels of a federal grand jury indictment.
According to US Attorney Peter Smith, Poszeluznyj is charged with conspiring with Robert Pellegrini and Mark Heltzel to defraud the casino by using stolen names and PINS tied to the players’ loyalty club cards.
The indictment says that as a waitress, she had access to the PINs of casino players and provided the information to Pellegrini who then used the stolen information to create duplicate player cards.
It’s alleged the scheme began in May, 2014 and continued through April, 2015 netting the defenndants winnings of more than $422,000.
The other two were indicted by a grand jury in Scranton in April, charged with a number of charges related to the identity theft and money laundering.
If convicted, Poszeluznyj faces u to 20-years in prison and a $500,000 fine.