BetOnSports PLC pleads guilty
Today U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway
announced that the online gambling company BetOnSports PLC has
agreed to plead guilty to the federal racketeering charges.
the former CEO of the company Kaplan pleaded not guilty two
weeks ago, the company decided to take a different approach and
strike a deal the the U.S. Justice Department. BetOnSports PLC
agreed to plead guilty to the federal racketeering charges, in
exchange all other charges will be dropped against the online
gambling company, but it would require them to provide
information in the court cases against Kaplan and Carruthers.
They remain under arrest and the plea of the company would not
end their prosecution.
Kaplan, who was arrested in the Dominican
Republic and extradited back to the U.S., has a detention
hearing scheduled for Friday morning in St. Louis.
The U.K.-based Internet gambling company is
also ordered to repay all the money of U.S. customers held since
June 1st of 2006, when the charges were filed.
Sentencing for BetOnSports is set for Oct. 19.