Sex, a rubber stamp and now we have gambling on company time…and your dime. Chuck Brooks, who is Archie Brooks’ big brother, said he, Victor Scaglione and Ramona Cunningham would gamble as much as 100 to 125 times over a three-year period while they were on the clock (if there was such a thing at CIETC). Brooks said he was the driver to get the trio to Prairie Meadows (they also went to the former Lakeside Casino in Osceola and Meskwaki in Tama). Normally, Brooks testified they’d gambling on Mondays, Thursdays and sometimes Fridays. They’d usually leave about 10am, he said, and return before 1. That is, unless they went to Lakeside and Meskwaki; then, it was essentially an all-day thing.
Brooks just said Ramona Cunningham wanted him to forge a signature one time, his brother’s. She told him, he testified, that he should practice it first. He said Cunningham said it was a “routine document” and that Archie was busy in a meeting. Brooks said he refused to do it.