Okla. gambling scandal suspect surrenders in Fla.

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Posted at 4:38 AM, Apr 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-24 00:42:12-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Anadarko technology company owner and his wife accused of being involved in an illegal gambling operation in Florida have surrendered to Florida authorities.


      Online court records show Chase Egan Burns and wife Kristin Burns appeared last week before a judge in Seminole County, Fla., where they face racketeering and other charges. The records show fugitive from justice charges they faced in Oklahoma were dismissed after their appearance and extradition hearings set Friday were cancelled.


      Chase and Kristin Burns were among 57 people arrested last month on felony charges related to a charity that purported to help homeless veterans. Prosecutors allege it was a front for collecting nearly $300 million in untaxed profits from sweepstakes cafes.


      Officials say the cafes used software provided by the Burns' company, International Internet Technologies.