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BetOnSports CEO Sentenced To Prison

Online gambling CEO gets 33 months

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David Carruthers, the former director and CEO of online sports wagering firm BetOnSports, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on Friday, the Justice Department announced.

David-Carruthers Carruthers, a citizen of the United Kingdom, was hired by BetOnSports founder, Gary Kaplan, in 2000 as CEO of the online wagering company, which was based in Costa Rica.

"The prosecution and conviction of Carruthers is significant to the Government’s efforts at enforcement of U.S. laws against offshore Internet and telephone sports wagering businesses, because Carruthers was both a foreign national and a top executive of BetOnSports," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven E. Holtshouser.

"Previously, executives, owners and investors believed that they were immune from the reach of U.S. law enforcement; even their business plans were directly aimed at the U.S. market. Both the conviction of, and sentence handed down against Mr. Carruthers should send a message to any foreign business conducting illegal activities in the United States, that geography does not render it untouchable."

Carruthers was arrested in Texas in July 2006, and pleaded guilty to racketeering charges linked to BetOnSports operations in the U.S. Carruthers agreed to cooperate with U.S. authorities.

The sentencing concludes a lengthy investigation and prosecution effort by several law enforcement agencies, the Justice Department said.

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  • Johnny

    What a bunch a baloney!

    The U.S. Gov’t telling folks what to do with their personal lives. Are we free?

    This is why I won’t vote Republican b/c they are the ones that initiated this war on gambling. However, it is still allowed in Vegas, Kentucky, New Orleans, etc….. Talk about using the law for protectionism of our own gambling industry.

    I wonder who’s political pockets got lined in this war on gambling? The U.S. is becoming one big snowball of damn corruption.

    I will never vote Republican again even though I have been a life-long Republican. I like to gamble a lot and they took that from me………bastards.

  • http://www.pioutsource.com PI Outsource

    It goes against everything being an American stands for.

  • http://www.collectiondelinquency.com Collection

    America has more people in prison than any other country, who said were free?

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