Online Gambling Operators Plead Guilty

     ST. LOUIS (CN) – Two relatives and a personal assistant of the founder of BetOnSports pleaded guilty to federal charges and agreed to forfeit millions in gambling profits. Neil Scott Kaplan, 43, Lori Beth Kaplan-Multz, 48 and Penelope Ann Tucker, 64, pleaded guilty to felony racketeering conspiracy and agreed to turn over money held in a Swiss Bank account.

     Prosecutors say the money was obtained through illegal gambling.
     Kaplan and Kaplan-Multz also pleaded guilty to an additional conspiracy charge.
     The Kaplans are brother and sister of Gary Kaplan, the founder of BetOnSports.
     A federal grand jury handed down an indictment in 2006, accusing BetOnSports executives of operating what was once the world’s largest illegal online gambling operation, which made more than $1 billion a year.
     Gary Kaplan is awaiting trial. Two other defendants are at large, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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