By The Associated Press
11:23 AM AKDT, September 1, 2011
The owner of a pull-tab parlor in Anchorage has been indicted for allegedly demanding bribes.
The Anchorage Daily News reported Thursday that Abraham Joseph Spicola, owner of the now-closed Lucky Times Pull Tabs, is facing numerous charges including theft, fraud and falsifying business records.
Spicola is accused of demanding bribes from organizations he was supposed to be raising money for and stealing tens of thousands of dollars from two organizations -- Alaska Bikers Advocating Training Education and Anchorage Community Theatre.
He is accused of failing to pay both groups for gaming proceeds raised under their permits.
The state also accuses Spicola -- who is a former state gaming investigator -- of stealing more than $4,000 in unemployment benefits while working full-time at Lucky Times.