Shoumin Chai, 55, had a career many law students only dream of. She graduated with a masters of law from the University of Houston and began working for a New York City law firm with a job that would bring $250,000 a year in maritime law. She was preparing to take the New York bar when, in 1992, Chai’s colleagues took her to Atlantic City and introduced her to gambling. That proved her undoing.
Chai’s addiction to gambling led to 15 years of casino-related crimes and a rap sheet that is 50-pages long.
Her latest crime involved “helping” people use the ATM at the Sands Casino. She would open up two screens with their password so that she could withdraw money from their account. She will serve two to five years in state prison and five years of probation.
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