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Man Sentenced To Jail For Illegal Sportsbook Operation

A 34 year old man was sentenced to four months in jail for his role in operating an illegal online sports betting website in U.S. Federal Court.

Frank Potolicchio plead guilty to the charges he faced in February. The sports site was investigated by the FBI and allegedly generated $1.7 million in revenues in 2011. The site is thought to have been overseen by a mafia family and was connected to offshore betting sites based out of Costa Rica.

The operation was operated out of Stamford and Hamden, Connecticut, a small U.S. state on the east coast.