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Super Bowl 49 Brings Gambling to the Fore Front

Super Bowl 49  brings the NFL’s largest game to lime light with headlines of a Patriots cheating scandal that sounds all too familiar. Another year of allegations that coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were looking for way to edge the competition in what is being termed “deflategate.” Deflating the football gives the running back a better grip so as not to fumble the ball and the receivers an easier time to squeeze the ball for a catch, especially in bad weather when the ball is slippery. 322 more words

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Emotions run high after guilty verdict in chief trial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — Guilty – that was the verdict from jurors against former metro chief Willie Lovett, Friday afternoon.

It took jurors hours to make a decision, but when they did emotions got the best of some people. 179 more words

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Former police chief found guilty on six of nine charges in federal court

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — After several hours over the span of two days, the jury has found a former Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department chief guilty on six counts stemming from an illegal gambling operation he’s accused of protecting. 195 more words

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Hands of the jury: Closing arguments made in Lovett trial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — It’s day four of the Willie Lovett trial and the case is already in the hands of the jury.

Closing arguments began – and ended – Thursday morning with each side maintaining their original arguments in a little over an hour. 342 more words

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Lovett takes stand, calls accusations 'a misunderstanding'

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — After three days of being accused of corruption, former Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Chief Willie Lovett said that it’s all a misunderstanding. 220 more words

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Day 3: Prosecutors focus on sting operation, audio tapes in Lovett trial

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — Day three of the trial against former Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Chief Willie Lovett focused on a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation and audio tapes the prosecution hopes will show his involvement in an illegal gambling operation. 297 more words

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Trial against former SCMPD chief is underway

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — The trial against the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police chief is underway.

Jury selection took place Monday morning inside the federal courthouse in Savannah for the case against Willie Lovett. 167 more words

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