20-year sentence for man who robbed NJ casino

January 16, 2010 12:32:36 PM PST
After twice being convicted of holding up an Atlantic City casino, a New Jersey man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. An Atlantic County jury last month convicted Tyrone Daniels of stealing more than $73,000 from the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in 2004 with the help of a casino employee. That trial came nearly a year after a state appellate court had overturned his original conviction, ruling that his coconspirator's testimony was inadmissible.

Daniels' coconspirator, Margaret Robertson, worked as a cashier at the casino. She has admitted helping Daniels gain access to the cashiers' office and providing him with other information.

Robertson was sentenced to three years in prison in exchange for pleading guilty and testifying against Daniels.