Paul J. Lanier, Homestead, Florida (arrested Oct 2012) [gambling, bookmaking]

Discussion in 'Other Improper Behaviors' started by TMP, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

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    Paul J. Lanier, 40, physical education teacher at South Dade Senior High School [Miami-Dade County Public Schools], Homestead, Florida, "charged with two counts of keeping a house for gambling and one count of bookmaking"

    Phone: 305-247-4244 E:4239

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement press release:

    Teacher, three others arrested on gambling and drug charges​
    Oct 30, 2012​

    Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Miami Regional Operations Center, along with the Homestead Police Department and the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department, announce the arrest of four men for various gambling and narcotics charges.

    On Oct. 28, 2012, agents conducted a search warrant at the TNT Barber Shop which is located at 27389 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, after receiving complaint of on-going criminal activities within the business.

    Along with the individuals arrested, authorities also seized two guns, one of which was an AK-47, and small amounts of cocaine, marijuana and MDMA/Ecstasy. No charges have been filed relating to the seized weapons. During the search warrant, authorities also located numerous betting receipts and pick sheets for National Football League games.

    The following individuals have been arrested:

    Paul Lanier, 40, of Homestead, was charged with two counts of keeping a house for gambling, and one count of bookmaking. Lanier is the owner of the TNT Barber Shop and is also employed as a teacher for the Miami-Dade School system.

    Elias Baker, 32, of Homestead, was charged with one count of possession of marijuana.

    Corey Wilborn, 42, of Homestead, was charged with one count of possession of cocaine and one count of possession of MDMA/Ecstasy.

    Jeremiah Jones, 30, of Homestead, was charged with one count of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.

    All of the defendants were booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail.
    For Further Information Contact:
    Gretl Plessinger, Keith Kameg or Steve Arthur
    FDLE Office of Public Information
    (850) 410-7001

    NBC Miami: Miami-Dade Teacher Arrested on Gambling Charges After Search at Barber Shop: Authorities (Oct 30 2012)

    A Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher was arrested on gambling charges after authorities said they found numerous betting receipts and pick sheets for National Football League games at his barber shop. Paul Lanier, 40, of Homestead was charged with two counts of keeping a house for gambling and one count of bookmaking, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He was one of four Homestead men arrested after agents executed a search warrant at Lanier’s TNT Barber Shop at 27389 S. Dixie Highway in Miami on Sunday, the FDLE’s Miami Regional Operations Center said in a statement along with Homestead Police and Miami-Dade Schools Police. Authorities said they conducted the search after learning of ongoing criminal activities within the business. They said their search netted two guns, including an AK-47, and small amounts of cocaine, marijuana and MDMA/ecstasy. Besides owning the barber shop, Lanier is a teacher in the Miami-Dade school system, the FDLE said. The school district did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    BrowardNet: Homestead Teacher, Three Others Arrested On Gambling And Drug Charges (Oct 30 2012)

    Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Miami Regional Operations Center, along with the Homestead Police Department and the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department, announce the arrest of four men for various gambling and narcotics charges. On Oct. 28, 2012, agents conducted a search warrant at the TNT Barber Shop which is located at 27389 S. Dixie Highway, Miami, after receiving complaint of on-going criminal activities within the business. Along with the individuals arrested, authorities also seized two guns, one of which was an AK-47, and small amounts of cocaine, marijuana and MDMA/Ecstasy. No charges have been filed relating to the seized weapons. During the search warrant, authorities also located numerous betting receipts and pick sheets for National Football League games. The following individuals have been arrested: Paul Lanier, 40, of Homestead, was charged with two counts of keeping a house for gambling, and one count of bookmaking. Lanier is the owner of the TNT Barber Shop and is also employed as a teacher for the Miami-Dade School system ...

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    Paul J. Lanier, Homestead, Florida, South Dade Senior High School, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, TNT Barber Shop, Miami
  2. TMP

    TMP Registered Member

    Miami Herald: Miami-Dade teacher arrested on gambling charges: A man who teaches P.E. at South Dade Senior High is accused of using his barber shop as a front for gambling and drug sales (Oct 30 2012)

    Law enforcement had received complaints of illegal gambling and drug sales at TNT Barber Shop, 27389 S. Dixie Hwy. The owner of the barbershop is Paul Lanier, 40. He also teaches P.E. at South Dade Senior High, according to the school directory. State police searched the shop Sunday with a warrant and found money, betting receipts and tip sheets for professional football games in plain sight, said FDLE spokesman Keith Kameg. He said there was a pool table and firearms — a handgun and an AK-47 — along with small amounts of cocaine, marijuana and Ecstasy. Kameg said 15 people were inside the barbershop during the search, but it wasn’t clear if anyone was getting a haircut. Lanier was charged with two counts of keeping a house for gambling and bookmaking.
     
  3. kevin

    kevin Guest

    This is wrong TNT is a great barbershop and Paul is a good man the news got everything mixed up trying to make things look bad it's what they get paid for.
     
  4. OverUnder

    OverUnder Guest

    You're an idiot. Everyone -- and I mean EVERYONE -- knows these guys have been running numbers and selling drugs out of that place for years. The only unbelievable thing about this story is that they got away with as long as they did.