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Three charged in illegal betting investigation

Three suspects have been charged in an alleged illegal gambling operation in Grand Rapids.

Kevin McKenney, 39, was arraigned on Tuesday and charged with one felony and three misdemeanors.

Barry Lott, 66, and Mark Stouten, 73, were arraigned on the same four charges on Monday.

Investigators say search warrants were executed at Putt Putt’s Bar in Grand Rapids as well as the homes of each man in May.

The Grand Rapids Press reports a tip regarding illegal sports betting was received by authorities prior to the May raids.

The men are expected back in court next month.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.