Tag Archives: illegal sports betting
- Beteagle.com operator with mob ties heads to prison
July 29, 2015
Joseph Graziano, owner of Costa Rica-based Beteagle.com, is sentenced to 18 months in prison in connection with his part in an online sports betting operation allegedly run by members of a mob in New Jersey. The owner of a website involved in an illegal sports betting conspiracy with mafia members...
- Defense asks US judge to toss out FBI ruse case against Paul Phua
April 29, 2015
After several exchange of motions, objections and evidence hearings in the illegal sports betting case centered on Wei Seng “Paul” Phua illegal sports betting case, his defense attorneys in Las Vegas are now trying to get the charges dismissed. Attorneys David Chesnoff and Thomas Goldstein also asked U.S. District Judge...
- The Paul Phua Illegal Sports Betting Case: Lawyers Push to Suppress Non-Mirandized Statements
November 6, 2014
The Paul Phua World Cup betting case continues this week, with more reports emanating from the defense, complaining of illegal searches, lack of warrants, and failure to offer Miranda rights. The legal team representing the alleged 14K Triad member, Paul Phua, have filed a motion to suppress the testimony he,...
- IOC, Interpol renew efforts against match fixing
September 11, 2014
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and INTERPOL are renewing their efforts to combat match fixing. ICO President Thomas Bach recently hosted INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald Noble at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, as a follow up to the Memorandum of Understanding the two has signed last January. Under the...
- Malta asks clarification EU’s definition of illegal sports betting
July 15, 2014
Malta’s Economic Secretary Jose Herrera has asked the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to clarify the definition of illegal betting and discussed how it could impact the country’s gaming industry. Herrera made the appeal after publication of the European draft convention on sports competitions revealed provisions that he believed would...
- Connecticut bookie sentenced to 12 months in prison, ordered to pay $100,000
November 19, 2012
Three months after pleading guilty to two counts of illegal gambling, 33-year old Michael Pepe, was officially sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant to one year in prison last week for his involvement in supervising a gambling ring associated to the Gambino crime family. “I am here today...
MGM uses McCain letter vs. Connecticut tribal casino
May 11, 2017