Forty-Eight Hours Later, More Details Surface
There were some reports today by local outlets that showed some of the information they gave yesterday was inaccurate. However, it is not looking good for Glenn Gilberti if the charges filed bring about a conviction.
It was reported by the AJC that all but two of the twenty-seven people that were arrested Monday night had been released by noon Tuesday, leaving only Dan Tyre and Glen Gilberti in custody. It was also said that the remaining suspects who bonded out would all be charged with misdemeanors.
However, it has since been learned that only nineteen of the people arrested will receive misdemeanor charges of illegal gambling, and the remainder all face felony charges of commercial gambling. Along with Tyre and Gilberti, Jeffrey Thomas Girardi and Brian Everett Taylor, and four other people whose names have not been released, are also facing felony charges.
It was also reported Girardi is facing additional charges of drug trafficking, and Taylor has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm. Gilberti, according to WGCL is also being charged for a violation of the controlled substance act.
WXIA reported today that cocaine had been seized in the raid, in addition to the $45,000 in cash, gaming tables, poker chips, and playing cards, which were reported yesterday to have been confiscated from the home Monday night. It was not specified whether the cocaine was found in the home, or from any of the twenty-plus vehicles which had been impounded. Two handguns and a bag of what officers believed to be ecstasy were retrieved from searches of the vehicles on the scene.
Tyre and Gilberti are being called the co-operators of the weekly poker games.
All suspects still being held were scheduled to appear in court this morning, according to WXIA, but there has not been a follow up at this time.
Investigators told WGCL that players had to go online to register before receiving an invitation to the game. Then they had to put down $10,000 to get into the home where the poker game was being played. However, WXIA reported that there is â<80><9c>clearly there is a disagreement about the buy-in amount.â<80>
Roswell police say that $10,000 was required, but suspects interviewed after bonding out say they donâ<80><99>t have that kind of money. Doug Richards of WAGA reported that Troy Gibson, one of the suspects released on bond but charged with a misdemeanor for illegal gambling, called it a friendly game, and that most of the people playing there did â<80><9c>not have a lot of moneyâ<80>.
UPDATE: Glenn “Disco Inferno” Gilberti was released from jail on a signature bond of $10,000. No travel restrictions were set and he will be leaving today to fly to Japan where he will join a tour he had been scheduled to take part in.