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MADISON — On April 3, 2012, Jeffrey Conway, of Monroe, was arrested on a bench warrant for eight counts of commercial gambling. The complaint alleges that Jeffrey Conway, along with another individual who was previously charged, was involved in a commercial gambling operation involving betting on football and NCAA Tournament Basketball games in 2006 and 2007. The defendant, along with his co-defendant, Werner Rast, are alleged to have taken bets on the games and used a wire communication (phone) to effectuate the gambling operation.
Mr. Conway was arrested and had a bond hearing and initial appearance on April 4, 2012, in the circuit court for Green County. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 9, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. before the Hon. James Beer, Circuit Court Judge for Green County.
Mr. Conway is presumed innocent and the state will need to prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The Monroe Police Department and the Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation investigated this matter. The State is represented by Assistant Attorney General Richard J. Dufour.
A copy of the criminal complaint can be found here: