Knoxville denim company owner sentenced to 33 months for gambling operation

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Marc Nelson Denim owner George Marcus Hall was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Wednesday for running an illegal gambling operation and using his business to launder the profits.

Hall was given 33 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Hall is still out on bond until he reports to prison.Previous story:Knoxville denim business owner agrees to plead guilty in large scale gambling operation

He pleaded guilty late last year to charges of conducting, financing, managing, supervising, directing and owning an illegal gambling operation; and conspiracy to commit money laundering. As part of the agreement, attorneys agreed not to further prosecute for any other offenses.

Court documents said Hall and co-defendants Clarance Lee McDowell and Maurece Damone McDowell owned and ran a daily numbers gambling operation from January 2009 to June 2015 that employed more than 20 people and made around $2,000 a day.Previous story:Knoxville businessman pleads guilty to large scale gambling operationCopyright 2016 WATE. All rights reserved.

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