In 1998, Mr. Bulgarino was indicted and pled guilty to Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering, Conspiracy, Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property and Money-Laundering. Mr. Bulgarino admitted that from 1995 through 1998 he was involved in a slot machine cheating ring. In 1995 and 1996, Mr. Bulgarino purchased slot machine parts that were used to fraudulently manipulate slot machines. In addition, he actively recruited persons to claim the fraudulent jackpots. Mr. Bulgarino admitted that from September 1996 through November 1997, he aided the illegal slot machine scheme in collecting ten separate jackpots at various Las Vegas casinos totaling $6.1 million. In or about September 1999, he was convicted of Conspiracy, Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering, Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property, Money Laundering and Aiding and Abetting. He was sentenced to federal prison for 46 months. Mr. Bulgarino was identified by the Pennsylvania Crime Commission in 1980 as associating with members of the Philadelphia Based "Bruno La Cosa Nostra Family" in an alleged scam that bankrupted the Paradise Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in June 1976. He was placed on the Nevada Gaming Commission and Nevada State Gaming Control Board's Exclusion/Ejection List on September 24, 2004. The Nevada Exclusion/Ejection list also identifies Mr. Bulgarino "as an associate of the Bruno LCN family of Philadelphia."