Card club director appears in federal court

March 9, 2011 6:30:19 PM PST
The director of a card club in Emeryville has been charged in federal court as part of an investigation into organized crime and tax evasion.

Alameda resident Hoa Nguyen, 47, is the director of Asian gaming at Oaks Card Club. It was raided last week along with Artichoke Joe's Casino in San Bruno.

Nguyen is accused of making illegal bank deposits in order to avoid having to report more than $900,000 in transactions to the federal government.