Ohio businessowner pleads guilty to tax offense related to illegal gambling businesses


Date: April 3, 2024

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

An Ohio woman pleaded guilty today to conspiring to defraud the IRS related to her operation of an illegal gambling business.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from 2014 through 2018, Stephanie Condric managed, and later co-owned, Gametastic, an illegal gambling business located in Canton, Ohio. Condric and her co-conspirators did not report to the IRS the cash wages paid to Gametastic’s employees, which caused the business to underpay its employment taxes. In addition, she filed false personal tax returns that concealed a portion of the income she received from Gametastic.

Sentencing for Condric is scheduled for a later date. Condric faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison for conspiring to defraud the United States. She also faces a period of supervised release, restitution and monetary penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Rebecca C. Lutzko for the Northern District of Ohio made the announcement.

IRS Criminal Investigation, the Stark County Prosecutor’s Office, Department of Treasury Office of Inspector General, Homeland Security Investigations, Ohio Casino Control Commission and Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission-Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the case.

Trial Attorneys Sam Bean and Hayter Whitman of the Tax Division and Assistant U.S. Attorney David Toepfer for the Northern District of Ohio are prosecuting the case.