ANADARKO, Okla. – Federal agents raid an Anadarko businesses believed to be a hub for a multi-million dollar gambling operation.
Chase Burns, 37, appeared in court for a hearing.
Investigators said Burns was a key player in the nearly $300 million criminal enterprise headquartered in Anadarko.
Agents raided the building Monday, then shut down the operation.
At the hearing prosecutors argued Burns was a flight risk, asking for no bond or a $1 million bail.
The state also told the judge they believed burns found out about the search warrant last night and destroyed evidence and alerted other co-conspirators.
He faces more than 100 counts for money laundering and other charges.
“This comes after a three-year investigation by Florida officials,” Megan Tilly said, with the Oklahoma Attorney Generals office.
Tony Burns, father and attorney for Chase Burns, said “We look forward to proving my son’s innocence.”
Burns’ wife Kristin was also arrested facing similar charges.
“I think it was in poor taste to arrest my daughter in law in front of my 4-year-old grandson at 10 o’clock at night when they’ve had the warrant since March 1,” Tony Burns said.
Chase Burns was issued $500,000 bond and has to wear a gps ankle monitor.
He’s confined to his 160 acre property.
Burns is not allowed to use internet or telephone except to contact his attorneys.
Both Chase and Kristin will have to surrender their passports. The next hearing for Chase is within the next hearing 30 to 45 days