7 Arrested After Retirement Home Raided By FBI For Running Elderly Fight Club

Seven staff of a nursing dwelling for aged folks had been arrested by the FBI this morning in Charlottesville, Virginia, for forcing the elders beneath their care to battle one another.

In keeping with investigators, the 124 residents of the Retirement Village had been compelled to battle one another as a way to receive basic items similar to meals and medical remedies.

The fights had been filmed and relayed on-line on a specialised web site, the place they usually attracted a number of thousand viewers and astounding quantities of cash in bets.

FBI spokesman, Invoice Donovan, says the most well-liked fights had been those wherein contenders had been “armed” with canes or walkers.

“The older and extra handicapped the fighters had been, the bigger was the group the battle attracted. Some had been so weak they used mobility scooters to try to roll on one another.”

Officer Donovan says the workers used a number of completely different strategies to pressure the residents to battle, both by via rewards or punishment.

“The nursing dwelling’s workers compelled the elders to beat one another up very badly, providing ridiculous rewards similar to Jell-O or further mashed potatoes. Some residents who refused to battle had their dentures or glasses confiscated till they complied.”

In keeping with the FBI, the organizers of this unlawful fight ring might have pocketed over $125 million over the three years it was in operation, principally from on-line bets.

The FBI confirmed it has seized a whole lot of laptop {hardware} within the Retirement Village in addition to a number of different items of proof like video cameras blood-covered walkers.

The 2 house owners of the retirement dwelling and 5 different staff had been arrested for the position they performed within the group.

The 5 staff every face quite a few legal fees and will face sentences going from 45 to 85 years in jail if discovered responsible on all fees.

The house owners of the retirement dwelling, Terence and Michelle Aniston, respectively face 37 and 31 accusations and will face over 300 years in jail.

Their trial is anticipated to start on the finish of June and may draw a whole lot of media consideration.


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