November 3, 2016
MANATEE COUNTY — Phalla Colman, 54, of Bradenton has been arrested and charged with operating an illegal gambling establishment.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office:
Detectives suspected the building at 3325 15th St. E. was being used as an illegal internet café/gambling establishment and began an investigation “several weeks” ago. They obtained a warrant to search for the home Thursday, and uncovered 11 computer monitors, 79 computer towers, and $3,415.
Colman was arrested and charged with operating an illegal gambling establishment, operating an illegal lottery, and possession of slot machines.
There was no information available on why detectives suspected the home of being an internet café.