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79 Year Old Man Sentenced for Running Sports Gambling Ring

A US Federal Judge in Louisiana has sentenced a 79 year old man to eight months in prison for running an illegal sports betting business.

Frank J. Frabbiele was given the sentence by Judge Helen G. Berrigan after he plead guilty to money laundering and violating the Federal Wire Act. The defendant used a Costa Rican website to process the bets for clients beginning in 2008 through last year.

Frabbiele has faced previous legal trouble for illegal betting in the past. In 1991 he and his wife were charged with running another sports betting ring after an FBI investigation.

Frabbiele will spend eight months behind bars and pay a fine of $200,000.

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