1 of 3 sentenced in Putt-Putt’s gambling operation

Kevin Michael McKenney's mug shot from the Kent County jail. (Aug. 18, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — One of the three men who took a plea deal in connection to illegal betting at a Grand Rapids bar will not serve jail time.

Kevin McKenney, 39, was sentenced on Wednesday to a $1,000 fine plus court costs.

He was an employee at Putt-Putt’s bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side, where the illegal sports betting operation was run. Investigators searched the bar and the three suspects’ homes in May.

McKenny and fellow defendants Mark Stouten, 73, and 66-year-old Barry Lott, each pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor gambling – taking bets in October. In exchange, all other charges against them — including conspiracy to gamble, a five-year felony — were dropped.

Like McKenney, neither Stouten nor Lott are expected to spend any time in jail.

 

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