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Six Card Club Officers Plead Guilty To Felony Counts

January 24, 1993

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Six executives of northern California’s largest card club pleaded guilty to felony charges including filing fraudulent tax returns and laundering political contributions.

The Garden City Card Club officers entered their pleas Friday before Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge John S. McInerny. Sentencing was scheduled for Feb. 25.

On Thursday, San Jose police fined the club $5 million and ordered its stockholders to sell their interests.

Former club president Nick Dalis, 44, pleaded guilty to 12 felony counts that included skimming, filing fraudulent tax returns and laundering political contributions. Dalis faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Additional guilty pleas were entered by Dalis’ mother, Carmen; his uncle, Chris Peter Dalis; his sister, Debbie Dalis-Smith; and longtime business associates Philip Harris and John Weingarten.

The six were indicted in May 1987.

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