Tag Archives: legends sports
- Former Legendz Sports CEO Luke King to pay $12.6m fine, no jail
May 14, 2017
The former CEO of online sportsbook Legendz Sports has been spared jail time due to a judge’s belief that illegal sports betting is a victimless crime. On Thursday, a federal judge in Oklahoma sentenced Bartice ‘Luke’ King to five years of probation, of which the first five months will be...
- Legends Sports’ Luke King found guilty; Macho Sports guilty pleas
May 2, 2015
The former CEO of Panama-licensed online sportsbook Legends Sports has been found guilty of illegal gambling activity. Bartice ‘Luke’ King was one of 34 individuals indicted in April 2013 by the US Department of Justice. The US Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma charged King and the others with...
- Legends Sports’ Philip Gurian sentenced to time served and tongue lashing
April 16, 2014
Philip Gurian, a key figure in the operations of now defunct online sportsbook Legends Sports, has been sentenced to time served by a federal judge. The 52-year-old Florida resident has been in federal custody since his arrest in New York on April 10, 2013. Gurian was one of 34 individuals...
- Latest illegal sports betting busts, pleas and sentences
April 2, 2014
Michelle Lasso, who pled guilty in October to money laundering charges in connection with the Legends Sports online sports betting operation, has been ordered deported to her native Panama. Lasso was among the 34 individuals charged with illegal gambling activities last April, which ultimately led to the demise of the...
- Federal judge tells US Attorney Preet Bharara to lighten up on the drama
November 3, 2013
A US federal judge has criticized Preet Bharara (pictured) for being a drama queen. Specifically, US District Judge Richard J. Sullivan accused the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) of overegging the drama in press releases that accompany prosecutions brought by Bharara's office, which include high-profile...
- DA drops illegal betting charges against Mike Colbert; Legends Sports figure fined
October 1, 2013
[UPDATE: The dismissed charges were those filed by the Queens County, New York district attorney. In exchange for dropping those charges, Colbert agreed to plead guilty to a single conspiracy charge in federal court.] New York authorities have dropped illegal sports betting charges filed last October against former Cantor Gaming...
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017