Illegal Gambling and Government Corruption Research Paper by writingsensation

Illegal Gambling and Government Corruption
A discussion on how illegal gambling and police corruption have been integral parts of organized crime since its inception in America.
# 91194 | 2,372 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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The paper analyzes how all of the major organized crime syndicates have played a role in illegal gambling throughout the years, and how organized crime has always had some type of influence on police and government officials. The paper discusses how, from cities as far apart as Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, and Honolulu, HI, and spanning time periods prior to the turn of the 19th century until modern times, investigations of illegal gambling rings have yielded shameful and surprising information about police involvement in organized crime. The paper further examines how society has a decline in confidence in police morality, especially since officials in the police departments have distanced themselves from scandals by claiming to have been unaware of any brewing issues. The paper concludes that the result of such action is that citizens believe that the government is unable or unwilling to properly supervise the very people placed in charge of maintaining law and order.

Table of Contents:
Honolulu, HI
Los Angeles, CA
Chicago, IL
Types of Corruption
Gambling's Correlation with Police Corruption

From the Paper:

"The Honolulu gambling scandal came to light because of a federal lawsuit in which Detective Kenneth Kamakana made allegations that some of his fellow officers were involved in organized crime. Detective Kamakana was eventually removed from the CIU, which he claimed was a result of him providing secret tapes and documents to the FBI. Those tapes included a recording of CIU detectives, Alexander Ahlo and Milton Olmos, interviewing an indicted defendant, Marirose Tangi, while drinking at a bar. Ahlo conducted the interview in violation of advice given to the Honolulu Police Department by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney, both of which believed that interrogating a suspect without counsel could jeopardize the investigation. Ahlo claimed that the interview was regarding unrelated criminal matters, but the tape indicted that Ahlo and Tangi discussed the case."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Biennan, Leigh. "Homicide in Chicago: 1870-1930." Homicide. 2004. Northwestern University School of Law. 2 Dec. 2005 <>.
  • Boylan, Peter. "Chief Calls Corruption Case 'Sad Day' for HPD." Honolulu April 28, 2005. Honolulu Advertiser. 2 Dec. 2005 <>.
  • Brannon, Johnny. "Police Chief was Aware of Problems within Elite Unit." Honolulu July 6, 2003. Honolulu Advertiser. 2 Dec. 2005 <>.
  • Brannon, Johnny and Jim Dooley. "Documents Shed Light on Secretive HPD Unit." Honolulu July 6, 2003. Honolulu Advertiser. 2 Dec. 2005 <>.
  • Glover, Scott and Matt Lait. "Convicted Gambler Says Some LAPS Cops Were for Sale." In the Line of Duty. 2004. 2 Dec. 2005 <>.

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