Two get prison for
running gambling ring in Atlantic City
The two leaders of an illegal gambling ring operating from
the high-stakes poker room at the Borgata casino in Atlantic
City have received stiff prison sentences. Jack Buscemi Jr., 51,
and Andrew Micali, 33, were both sentenced to up to 5 years in
prison, after pleading guilty last year to conspiracy to commit
money laundering and loan sharking respectively. Six other
co-defendants were sentenced to probation for their
participation in the gambling enterprise.
The illegal gambling ring operated from
the high-stakes poker room at the AC casino, were the defendants
would approach casino patrons with sports betting offers.
According to the case documents, the illegal gambling ring took
over $60 million in bets for the 20 months they were under
investigation, which netted over $2 million in profits for the
tow leaders alone. Authorities also said that the two main
defendants processed the sports bets through offshore bookmaking
establishments right from the casino's hotel rooms.