BetUS Indicted on illegal online gambling charges
Authorities in Utah have announced charges
against seven people and four companies Friday, including
BetUS.com, in an alleged scheme to disguise credit-card payments
for Internet gambling.
All the defendants live in Las Vegas, but the
companies were based in South Lake City suburb. U.S. Attorney
Brett Tolman said on this matter: "We now have a body of
information technology and strategy that can cross many
The inducement explained that banks were
fooled by those companies to process Visa and Master Card
transactions destined for online gambling websites, as other
types of legal transactions.
The charges include racketeering conspiracy,
bank fraud, transmission of wagers and money laundering, and
aims to recover over $150 million and confiscate houses, cars
and other assets under RICO. The defendants are scheduled to
appear in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City on May 30. We
will bring more as it becomes available.