44 year old television producer Bryan Zuriff has been sentenced for his role in helping operate a massive, high-end betting ring that was operating in Manhattan and included celebrities, art dealers, and Russian mobster.
Zuriff admitted to his crimes to the US federal court, saying that he helped run the ring and was working on handling a gambling addiction.
Federal prosecutors were looking to sentence Zuriff to one year in jail, but the judge in the case gave credit to the defendant for agreeing to cooperate with authorities. In the end, Zuriff was sentenced to six months home confinement, probation, 300 hours community service, and a $20,000 fine.
Zuriff is known for producing the popular Showtime series Ray Donovan, which averages more than 1.4 million viewers weekly.