United States Federal Enforcement authorities have once again struck – this time succeeding in busting a massive online sports betting operation in the state of Florida going under the code name Operation Gotham City.
Last week the enforcement authorities managed to arrest seven people who were then charged with several federal offences while they are still on the look out for five more individuals.
Meanwhile, the principal defendant in the bust has been identified by the Federal Agents as 52 year old Adam Green who is currently being held on a bond of $750,000. The Federal Agents have meanwhile refused to elaborate any further until they have managed to execute all the other arrest warrants.
The Federal Agents did, however, disclose that “sting” bets of $160,000 was included in the enforcement action that occurred across five different states and involved Central American investigations into money laundering which took place through numerous banks and suggests that there may be a Costa Rica connection.
The names of the other ring members who have so far been identified include 36 year old Erick Spinosa, 32 year old Emilio Colon, 24 year old Jordan Brown, 34 year old Sean Barnes, 42 year old Mark Ruggiero and 45 year old Rehan Kazi.
The Federal Agents revealed that the undercover sting investigations took place over a period of a year.
Meanwhile, the Florida state legislature’s Office of Program Policy & Government Analysis (OPPAGA) has announced that it will present its final review of online gambling regulation pros and cons to the state Senate Regulated Industries Committee on 9th January, 2014.