August 26, 1978, Joseph C. Marto was arrested for two instances
of swindling and cheating at casino gaming at the Resorts International
Casino. Specifically, in one instance, Mr. Marto illegally reduced
wager in the amount of $50 while playing the game of blackjack.
In the second instance, he illegally increased a wager in the amount
of $100 while playing the game of blackjack. On January 16, 1980,
Mr. Marto entered a plea of guilty to two counts of committing larceny
under the amount of $200 by swindling and cheating at casino gaming.
He was fined $250 on each count and ordered to make restitution
to the Resorts International Casino in the amount of $150. This
guilty plea was entered in the Atlantic County, New Jersey, Superior
Court. On the same date, Mr. Marto executed a Waiver Form, waiving
his right to contest the placement of his name upon a list of persons
to be excluded from licensed casino establishments within the State
of New Jersey.
Joseph C. Marto has a previous criminal record which includes an
arrest and conviction for illegal gambling, and an arrest and conviction
for income tax invasion. On August 26, 1978, Mr. Marto's swindling
and cheating activities were very furtive in nature to avoid detection
by law enforcement authorities.
At the time of his arrest, Mr. Marto had $1,100 worth of gaming
cheques in his possession. At the present time, in addition to operating
three Sun Dance Stores in Atlantic County vicinity, Mr. Marto is
an agent for jockeys within the State of New Jersey.