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Hearing on Magee FD bingo violations ends, decision pending

State Hearing Officer Clark Petschek will review evidence presented at a Dec. 10 hearing before making a recommendation on penalties to the state Gaming Commission on 13 alleged violations of state bingo laws by the Magee Fire Department.

The Commission can accept, modify or reject Petschek’s recommendation.

The hearing was conducted in Schenectady and included testimony and evidence presented by Commission staff, town officials and the fire department.

The Gaming Commission, in response to complaints from a member of the fire department, investigated the department’s bingo operations for the period of July 2016 to August 2019.

In October, the Commission filed 13 violations against the department.

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