Friday June 7,2013 : CONNECTICUT SPORTS BETTING CASES CONTINUE
44wager.com sentences handed down
Further defendants prosecuted in the 44wager.com sports betting case have been convicted in Stanford Connecticut.
A US District Judge sentenced John Liquori to 18 months imprisonment followed by three years of court-ordered supervision for his role in conspiring to violate the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Liquori had earlier entered a guilty plea, along with co-accused Dean DePreta (45). De Preta will be sentenced on August 28.
Eighteen other defendants have been charged in connection with the Costa Rica-based online sportsbetting enterprise, which targeted US players.
Investigators at the FBI who were involved in tracking and taking down the enterprise have estimated that total gross revenues of $1.7 million were generated between October 2010 and June 2011.