Two men in Oklahoma plead guilty to gambling and money laundering charges in a U.S. Federal court this week due to their role in operating an illegal online betting site.
Teddy Mitchell and his son Dryden plead guilty to the crimes, telling U.S. Judge David Russell that he and five other people ran the site from 2004 to 2010, using a website that offered high stakes poker and sports betting that claimed to be based in Costa Rica.
At the peak of its operation, the illegal site was said to have more than 60 clients from more than one state.
Federal prosecutors claim that Mitchell hid his money that was generated by the site by investing in real estate. Mitchell and his son will be sentenced later this year and will likely face years in prison along with heavy fines and the forfeiture of his property.