Two Arrested in NBA Betting Scandal

Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York announced that they've arrested two people in connection with an NBA sportsbetting scandal that saw Toronto Raptors player Jontay Porter banned for life.

Both Timothy McCormack and Mahmud Mollah were taken into custody after being questioned by federal authorities last month. Both were released on $50,000 and a pending court hearing is scheduled. They are both accused of betting on games that Porter participated in and then pulled himself from the action in order for their bets to hit. It should be noted that Porter isn't specifically named in the charges, but an unnamed player banned for life is.

The NBA banned Porter in April after the allegations were made available to the league, which conducted an investigation.

The criminal complaint alleges that four people that don't include Porter were involved in the scheme, with the ringleader Long Phi Pham arrested on June 3rd. The group cashed out a variety of bets involving the player. On March 20th, McCormack cashed out on an under bet, winning $36,000, while Mollah won $1.13 million.

The case is ongoing and Casino Listings News will be posting new stories as the case proceeds.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.


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