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US Sportsbetting Ringleader Sentenced

A 46 year old man from Roanoke, Virginia was sentenced to two and a half years of probation as well as one year of home confinement for his role in heading up a sportsbetting ring.

Coy Roger Lamm was given the sentence in US Federal District Court after he plead guilty to a felony offense of running a sportsbetting ring and failing to pay taxes on wagers.

Lamm operated the site Playweewa, which accepted sports wagers from US punters on NASCAR, football, basketball, and golf.

As part of his plea deal Lamm allowed investigators to access his website to help convict the site's programmer Max Alexander Krinberg. Authorities ended up catching onto the scheme when they were investigating a restaurant that Lamm owned when they caught the business owner switching money with another person, which arose suspicion.