Online Sports Betting Operator Had Ties With Organised Crime

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Aug 1, 2014

77-year-old owner of BetEagle admits links with Genovese family

Two Springfield, New Jersey men busted recently by enforcement officials, have pleaded guilty on a racketeering conspiracy charge related to illegal online sportsbetting, and have admitted associations with the Genovese crime family.
Federal prosecutors said this week that 77-year-old Joseph Graziano and 44-year-old Dominick J. Barone each pleaded guilty in a federal court Tuesday to racketeering conspiracy.
Overseeing the business was 80-year-old Joseph Lascala, a member of the Genovese crime family, according to enforcement reports
On Wednesday, Mark Sanzo, Robert Scerbo and William Bruder all pleaded guilty of racketeering conspiracy in the same case before US District Judge Clair Cecchi, and now await sentencing.
The Associated Press news agency reports that Graziano was the owner of a Costa Rica-based online sports betting website branded in which the Genovese family had an interest.

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