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Alleged slot machine supplier to forfeit almost $2 million in plea agreement in Oklahoma City federal case

Adlai S. Brinkley and wife, Pamela Brinkley, are charged in Oklahoma City federal court with conducting an illegal gambling business.
by Nolan Clay Published: April 28, 2014

An illegal gambling defendant has agreed to forfeit almost $2 million in cash and property to the federal government as part of a plea agreement.

Adlai Stevenson Brinkley is accused of putting illegal slot machines in bars, lodges and veterans’ posts across Oklahoma and in Kansas.

“For the past 22 years, Adlai Brinkley ... has continuously been the head of a large-scale, illegal gambling enterprise operating throughout the state of Oklahoma with the base of operations located at Star Amusement Incorporated ... in El Reno,” a federal investigator reported in a court affidavit in March 2013.

Adlai Brinkley, 52, and his wife, Pamela Brinkley, 51, were charged last week in Oklahoma City federal court with aiding and abetting each other in the operation of an illegal gambling business.

They have been married almost seven years.

Adlai Brinkley also was charged with money laundering.

He is scheduled to plead to the offenses May 14. A judge will determine his prison sentence later.

Prosecutors acknowledged in court papers that an agreement had been reached with both defendants “regarding a criminal plea and forfeiture of assets.”

“Mr. Brinkley has entered into a plea agreement with the government,” his defense attorney, Mark Henricksen, confirmed Friday.

“Mr. Brinkley has retired and has sold his business,” the defense attorney said. “He is dealing with health issues and will be glad to get this behind him.”

Pamela Brinkley’s attorney, David Autry, declined to comment.

The couple is forfeiting $1,761,096 in cash, as well as property in Enid worth $148,100, records show.

They also are forfeiting any rights to 262 seized electronic gaming devices, records show.

Federal agents and Canadian County sheriff’s deputies found some of the illegal machines during raids in March 2013 at Charlie B’s Bar, the Elks Lodge, Gilmore’s Pub & Barefoot Bar, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the American Legion post in El Reno, records show.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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