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Jan 13, 9:12 AM EST

2 Wichita men plead guilty to federal gambling charges


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Two men whose phones were tapped as part of an investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita have pleaded guilty to federal gambling and income tax charges.

U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says 67-year-old Danny Chapman pleaded guilty Friday to operating an illegal gambling business and tax evasion. Forty-six-year-old Daven Flax pleaded guilty to two counts of operating an illegal gambling business and one count of making a false statement on a tax return.

The Wichita Eagle reports Chapman and Flax are among several Wichita residents whose phones were tapped by the federal government in 2015.

In his plea, Chapman admitted to running an online sports betting operation with at least five people working for him.

Flax admitted in his plea to running several illegal poker games in Wichita.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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