BROTHERS PLEAD GUILTY IN KANSAS CITY ONLINE GAMBLING
26 February 2010
Federal probe brings another two defendants
The Kansas City Grand Jury probe into online gambling,
which has already seen two men in their twenties plead
guilty (see previous InfoPowa report) has brought a
further two Kansas men to court.
pleaded guilty in federal court this week to operating
an illegal sports gambling operation.
and Anthony V. Sansone, aged 30 and 27 respectively,
appeared together in federal court to confess their
roles in an Internet sports betting operation that has
been the focus of a federal investigation for at least a
The brothers admitted that they operated a
betting business that used a toll-free telephone number
and Web site, both routed to a wire room in Costa Rica,
to process illegal wagers on sporting events.
investigation went public on March 31, when federal
agents launched a series of raids that collected
computers and notebooks, prosecutors said. During the
ensuing investigation, almost a dozen other people, some
merely patrons of the betting business, refused to
testify before a grand jury and were jailed for contempt
(see previous InfoPowa reports).
confirmed to the judge that he had agreed to forfeit $4
039 and a laptop computer, both of which were seized in