Tag Archives: thomas vanek
- United Nations says online gambling to blame for increase in match-fixing
April 16, 2015
New York bookie Joseph Ruff has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for his illegal sports betting activity. The 32-year-old Ruff, who was arrested by federal authorities last June, pled guilty in December to charges of illegal gambling, money laundering conspiracy and extortion. The credit betting ring took wagers...
- Five Paul Phua defendants to plead guilty; Thomas Vanek’s bookie pleads guilty
December 5, 2014
Five of the eight defendants in the Paul Phua illegal sports betting case have reportedly agreed to plead guilty, although Phua intends to keep fighting. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the five – Richard Yong (pictured, on the left), Hui Tang, Yan Zhang, Yung Keung Fan and Herman Chun...
- Thomas Vanek reportedly target for extortion by gambling ring
November 7, 2014
The issue of Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek’s alleged involvement in a busted gambling syndicate has taken another twist. The Democrat & Chronicle reports that federal investigators are looking into the possibility of Vanek being targeted for extortion by members of a gambling ring he owed money to. Vanek admitted...
- NHL star Thomas Vanek linked to illegal gambling case but not a suspect
November 3, 2014
Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek may be good at ice hockey but he apparently isn’t any good at betting on football games. The former star of the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Islanders admitted to incurring a sizeable gambling debt after the lawyer for one of of three men...
- NHL’er Thomas Vanek cooperating with feds in illegal sports betting investigation
July 22, 2014
National Hockey League player Thomas Vanek (pictured) is reportedly cooperating with an investigation by US federal authorities into an illegal sports betting operation recently broken up in New York state. In late June, the US Attorney for the Western District of New York indicted three individuals for their roles in...
Charges dropped against Calvin Ayre, Bodog and friends
July 14, 2017
Law panel leans towards regulating gambling in India
March 20, 2017
US says North Korea culprit behind Bangladeshi bank heist
March 23, 2017