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Man gets 7 years in Ohio poker chip robbery

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after admitting his role in the January home-invasion robbery of a professional poker player.

Police in Canton said 25-year-old Christopher Lucius and another man broke into the home and stole $150,000 in casino chips and cash at gunpoint from Jerad Klick.

The (Canton) Repository ( ) reports Lucius halted his trial Wednesday to take a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated theft.

The judge also ordered Lucius to repay the $150,000 he stole.

Klick says he thinks the men followed him home from the casino in downtown Cleveland. The second robber has never been identified.


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