An illegal gambling and money-laundering ring in Rockland County, New York has been bust by US officials.
Brian Levine (48), Marco Minuto (60) and John Andriello (65), alleged to have ties with the mob, have been arrested and appeared in the Orangetown Town Court on enterprise corruption and first-degree promoting gambling felony charges.
The multi-year investigation into the ring established that the operation “made millions of dollars over many years by accepting bets on sporting events, including professional and college football.”
The multi-agency investigation included members of the district attorney’s Special Investigations Unit, State Police and the FBI.
“Illegal sports betting is by no means a victimless crime,” Kevin Gilleece, acting Rockland County District Attorney said. “Its proceeds underwite more insidious forms of corruption, such as racketeering, drug trafficking and loan sharking.”