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New Jersey online gambling bust

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Discussion' started by jetset, Nov 4, 2007.

    Nov 4, 2007
  1. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    NEW JERSEY CHAMP BUSTED FOR ONLINE GAMBLING WEBSITE

    Former body builder gets the book thrown at him

    The New Jersey Attorney General's office issued a statement late last week on further charges his officials are pressing against Vincent 'Big Vince' Filipelli, a former body-building champion currently in detention at the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center and awaiting sentencing on a federal extortion-related charge associated with online betting operations.

    The charges relate to taking bets over the Internet through an unidentified website, specifically conspiracy to promote gambling, promoting gambling and possession of gambling records.

    It is understood that additional charges of possession of steroids and money laundering are also contemplated.

    The charges are rooted in the alleged operation of an online sports betting website that officials claim Filipelli ran for several years.
    A fellow accused named in the case is 52 year old William Motto, who was previously charged with involvement in the online betting operation and has already pleaded guilty to promoting gambling.

    It has been alleged that last year in Philadelphia, Filipelli threatened an undercover agent over a gambling debt incurred at the sports betting website. Filipelli has so far pleaded guilty to interstate travel in aid of racketeering, which could land him in prison for up to 20 years, excluding the new charges.
     
  2. Nov 4, 2007
  3. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

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    I find it really 'nice' that the reports never give the name of the online site. Think the feds might leave it up for awhile? Assholes.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2007
  5. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    ONLINE GAMBLING OFFENDER FINED

    New Jersey man admits to promoting gambling

    An online sportsbetting sting operation had a sequel this week when William Motto (52) was sentenced to four months in the Camden County Jail as part of a probationary sentence for promoting gambling. He was additionally ordered to pay a $5 000 fine by Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Brown Jr.

    Motto admitted in his guilty plea that he had participated in an online gambling site set up by Vincent Filipelli, a Cherry Hill man indicted this month on gambling and weapons charges (see previous InfoPowa report).

    The charges are rooted in the alleged operation of an online sports betting website that officials claim Filipelli ran for several years.

    It has been alleged by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office that last year in Philadelphia, Filipelli threatened an undercover agent over a gambling debt incurred at the sports betting website.

    Filipelli has so far pleaded guilty to interstate travel in aid of racketeering, which could land him in prison for up to 20 years, excluding new charges announced by the AG earlier this month of taking bets over the Internet, conspiracy to promote gambling, promoting gambling and possession of gambling records. It is understood that additional charges of possession of steroids and money laundering are also contemplated.

    Fillipelli remains in detention in the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2007
  7. lots0

    lots0 Banned User - troll posts - flaming

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    I wonder when people are going to figure it out...

    Online Sports Betting in the USA will get you put in jail.
     

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