1/9/10 – Enforcement officials in New York continue to pursue online sports betting rings, reports the New York Daily News, claiming that individuals connected with organised crime are being watched in a two year, multi million dollar operation that makes extensive use of wire tapping.
The gambling rings under observation apparently deploy the latest communication devices to move money and place wagers on offshore websites, necessitating the use of equally hi-tech enforcement technology to counter them.
The newspaper claims that last month along ‘dozens’ of search warrants were applied for by prosecutors involved in the operation, which appears to be centred on Staten Island and Brooklyn.
Those named so far in the investigation include alleged mobsters Pietro Inzerillo and Joseph Lanni, who operate the website Touchdownbets.com. Other online gambling domain names owned by individuals tied into the investigation include Bet1010.com and NYSportsWager.com.
Alfredo (Dark Al) Correa and Gerard Bruzzese control nysportswager.com, the largest of the three sites, court documents show, although the allegations have been denied by legal represetatives of Correa.