COLUMBIA, SC — Three men convicted Wednesday on federal gambling charges will be sentenced in December.
A sentencing hearing Irmo bookie Brett Parker, his father Jack Parker and Douglas E. Taylor, their associate in a sports betting business, will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 18. U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie will decide the penalty. Each faces a maximum of five years in prison and fines.
A jury convicted each of operating an illegal gambling business after five hours of deliberation.
Already, Jack Paker has forfeited a $67,000 bank account.
The convictions were part of the fallout of the April 2012 killings of Brett Parker’s wife, Tammy Jo Parker, and his betting clerk, Bryan Capnerhurst. Parker is serving life without parole in an S.C. prison on two murder charges.
Brett Parker returned to state prison after his conviction. Jack Parker and Taylor are free on bond until the sentencing hearing.
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