Sunday, March 04, 2012

Gambling charges dropped against 98-year-old woman and friends over poker/bridge party

NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cyprus' attorney general has dropped gambling charges against about 40 elderly women, including a 98-year-old, whose weekly poker-and-bridge party had been raided by police.

The women, mostly in their 70s, had became a local celebrities after receiving a court summons this week. Interviews with 98-year-old Eftychia Yiasemidou appeared in several media outlets.

An assistant for Attorney General Petros Clerides said Friday the official had been unaware of the case and only found out about it through media reports.

Gambling in Cyprus is punishable by up to six months in jail or a euro750 ($1,000) fine. The ladies were playing at home with small amounts of cash during their weekly afternoon get-together in November 2009 when police raided the house.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was this one of Bobby D's hit in Vice?
Lol! He couldn't find his way out of a paper bag.

Anonymous said...

SHE LOOKS LIKE RICHARD SPECK

Grady said...

WTF is that? Do we live in a goddamn communist utopia or what? Fuckin' with old grammaws...pfft.

Anonymous said...

My Mom(RIP) used to call it her weekly "Bunko Party". We even grew up calling card tables and chairs for different party's, the bunko tables and chairs.
C'mon, I know I'm not alone on this.

Didn't they used to have a "Bunko Squad" back in the day that raided, not the old ladies, but outfit games?

Anonymous said...

I'd hit that!

Anonymous said...

Old wrinkled whore! Bet she gives a great Gumdrop!

Anonymous said...

Bunco B-U--N-C-O

Anonymous said...

Bunco B-U--N-C-O

March 4, 2012 11:23 PM
Thanks.
Noah Webster.

I Voted For Obama said...

Attorney General Petros Clerides voted for Obama, then asked him if he could get any pointers from Eric Holder.