Elderly U.S. Sports Betting Operator Sentenced

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A 73 year old man who plead guilty in a Missouri court to operating an online gambling operation was sentenced to six month of house confinement by a U.S. federal judge.

Kenneth Lovett was given the sentence along with two years of probation by the judge. During his probation, Lovett is barred from entering any gambling establishments.

Lovett plead guilty to his crimes after he and co-defendant William Lisle were indicted by a federal grand jury on 16 counts of operating an illegal betting business and money laundering in February. Lisle also plead guilty but has not yet been sentenced.