Sunday, August 9, 2009

Illegal betting ring busted

From 1010WINS/AP:

New York City authorities say 11 people have been indicted on charges of illegally operating a sports betting ring that took in $13 million.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 10 of the suspects were arrested Wednesday and the final person is a fugitive believed to be in Costa Rica.

Each faces 25 years in prison if convicted on enterprise corruption, promoting gambling and money laundering charges. The suspects include a reputed Genovese family mob associate and a retired New York City police officer.

Prosecutors say the enterprise took wagers on events like professional and college football, basketball, hockey and baseball. The suspects used an offshore wireroom in Costa Rica accessible through a toll free number and a Web site.


Anonymous said...

Its only ilegal when the government doesnt get their hands on the profits.

Anonymous said...

The good old guidos from Howard Beach. Diversity....