By MARLO BARNHART
An administrative law judge has fined a Hagerstown businessman $10,000 for the latest in a series of gaming violations that stripped him of his wholesaler's license last year.
Judge Dale McCloud ruled Jan. 27 that Robert Lauver:
- Failed to collect the full amount of gross profits due in four instances. A total fine of $5,000 was levied.
- Sale of tip jar games to an unlicensed operator. A fine of $5,000 was levied.
All the citations lodged against Lauver, the owner of B&B Games, trading as Todd Amusements, came as a result of investigations by the Washington County Gaming Commission.
Normally in cases such as these, the fines are accompanied by a suspension or revocation of the wholesaler's license.
But in these cases, Lauver's license had already been pulled last year for prior violations, according to court records.
Several of those prior incidents are on appeal to the Washington County Circuit Court. A hearing is set for Feb. 28, according to court records.