The waitress, the casino, the money laundering scam

By Christine Duhaime | February 16th, 2017

The CEO of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has resigned following a review by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board that indicates the possibility of financial irregularities at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino. The irregularities stem from charges laid against three people, Robert Pellegrini, Mark Hetitzel and Rochelle Poszeluznyj, who conspired to scam the Casino out of $400,000 and launder the proceeds of crime.

Poszeluznyj, a champagne cocktail waitress, pleaded guilty to defrauding the Casino of $419,000 for over a year and could serve up to 20 years in jail. The plan was concocted from a love triangle involving Poszeluznyj with two different men. When her relationship with one of the men soured, he informed the police about her scam.

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