Mays Landing Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Casino Fraud
Federal prison and a pretty penny to pay....
After not delivering on goods he promised, 60-year-old Mark A. Johnson of Mays Landing has to cough up almost one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to a Native American nation out in North Dakota. Reportedly, Johnson never sent lawncare machines out to the Dakota Magic Casino although the ink had already dried on his payment.
NJ.com reports the man had almost two months to get the casino what they paid him for, however he failed to do so. Now, not only is he going away for a few years, but he will be monitored for three when he is released. According to published reports, Johnson had previously owned Atlantic Power and Equipment.
While it's no longer in business, you can still search the previously-submitted Yelp reviews. Those don't paint a great picture of the way Johnson ran his business, either. According to Yelp, this isn't the first time Johnson's owed people money. Read what's left of the Yelp page HERE.
The casino Johnson was doing business with, as previously mentioned, is located out in the Midwest. Whether or not any business had been exchanged between Johnson and South Jersey's local casinos was not addressed. Therefore, it's safe to assume Johnson never had anything in the works with any Atlantic City casino.
Johnson was sentenced Friday, October 2nd to almost 3 and a half years in prison as well as to pay that heft restitution sum.