PALMER - The last of eight people was sentenced Friday for operating an illegal poker room in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
Like all the others, Samuel Henry received no time behind bars. He was given a two-year suspended sentence and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service.
Henry was accused of running the poker parlor for James McDowell, a former Chugiak High School vice principal. McDowell got a two-year suspended sentence and a $5,000 fine.
Troopers raided the poker parlor last April. They reported finding more than $9,000 in cash, 14 poker tables and 11 players.