Boise Man Sentenced in Illegal Gambling Case
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 18, 2014|
BOISE—Skinner “Skip” Anderson, II, 57, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today for misprision of a felony, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Anderson appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise. Judge Winmill sentenced Anderson to a one-year term of probation, fined him $2,500, and ordered him to complete 120 hours of community service.
Anderson pleaded guilty on December 9, 2013, to a one-count information. He admitted to having knowledge of the illegal gambling operation owned by Kings Santy that was being run out of a house he owns located at 6655 W. Victory Road in Boise. Anderson further admitted to taking steps to conceal the illegal gambling operation and not reporting it to the proper authorities. The property on Victory Road was also used as a clubhouse for the Red Warriors Motorcycle Club, which is affiliated with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Anderson previously served as the treasurer for the Red Warriors. Because of Anderson’s involvement with Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, Judge Winmill ordered as a condition of probation that he not have any contact with documented gang members or gang paraphernalia.
In a related case, Kings Santy pleaded guilty on February 3, 2014, to operating an illegal gambling business. Santy faces up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and not more than three years of supervised release. Sentencing for Santy is set for April 21, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge.
In a separate civil proceeding, the United States is seeking forfeiture of the residence where the illegal gambling operation occurred.
This case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crime Task Force. The task force is composed of federal, state, and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Caldwell Police Department; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; and the Idaho Department of Correction. The Metro Task Force was assisted by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation.