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Story in The Oklahoman: Jan. 23, 2005:
Pody Poe shows his cards
Pody Poe timeline Nov. 29, 1932: Tracy Coy “Pody” Poe is born. 1934: Poe makes his first front-page headline when he falls out of his family’s car while the vehicle was going 65 mph. June 14, 1967: Poe’s first gambling arrest. 1971: Federal authorities call Poe a kingpin of organized crime as they arrest him under the new Organized Crime Control Act. 1977: The Internal Revenue Service raids Poe’s Nichols Hills home. 1984: Authorities raid Poe’s home. Poe pleads guilty to gambling charges and is sentenced to 18 months. 1985: Poe is released early from prison after attorneys tell U.S. District Judge Lee West that the gambler was “rehabilitated.” Poe promises to move to Texas, where he plans to sell used trucks. U.S. Attorney Bill Price says he’s “very skeptical.” Poe resumes games in his garage. 1997: Poe is sentenced to five years in federal prison after a jury convicts him for running an illegal gambling business and laundering more than $300,000. 2000: Poe is released again from prison. 2003: Poe’s sentence is commuted to time served. Nov. 1, 2006: Poe dies.