Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg has dismissed the charges against nine defendants who ran two Houston poker rooms and have referred the cases to the FBI, her office announced Tuesday.
Ogg cited potential conflicts of interests with a possible defense witness who is a former consultant and political fundraiser.
The defendants were charged in May with felony money laundering after busts at the Post Oak Poker Club and Prime Social Poker Room.
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Prosecutors intend to return about $206,000 in gambling proceeds seized from the defendants, Ogg said.
Spokesmen for Ogg did not return requests for comment.
This story will be updated.
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