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Former Casino Employee Sentenced on Federal Charge of Theft from Casino
03/21/2008
Sergeant Frank Hagen
Tribal Gaming Section
Office: (503) 378-6999
 
Tim Simmons
U.S. Department of Justice
Office: (541) 465-6671

A joint investigation by the United States Attorney's Office and Oregon State Police, Tribal Gaming Section, led to the prosecution and subsequent sentencing in Federal court of a former casino employee for theft.
 
PATRICK LEON GALLIGHER, age 33, from Sheridan, Oregon, was sentenced in Federal court for theft from Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde.  U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan sentenced GALLIGHER on March 11, 2008, to four months supervised home detention, three years probation, and the defendant is barred from seeking employment at any casino during his probation.  On November 13, 2007, GALLIGHER pled guilty to a felony charge of Theft by Officers or Employees of Gaming Establishments on Indian Lands.  In addition, GALLIGHER has paid restitution in the amount of $6,411.00.
 
As the Player Service Manager at Spirit Mountain Casino, GALLIGHER admitted that prior to April 23, 2005, he illegally obtained prizes by making false computer entries and stealing player points from casino customers gaming accounts.  GALLIGHER made cash profit by selling the illegally obtained items for cash, resulting in a theft of $6,411.00.