Suspects Arrested in Connection with New York City, Bergen County NJ Gambling Ring
Authorities recently arrested 14 suspects in a major sports betting ring with ties to New Jersey, New York, and Florida.
According to Rockland County NY prosecutors, the betting ring generated millions of dollars over the course of 16 months. The operation allegedly involved illegal gambling on both professional sports and college sports.
Several law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation into the illegal betting ring. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was among the agencies which assisted with the investigation. Earlier this year, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office conducted its own investigation into the gambling operation and charged two NJ residents.
The most recent investigation reportedly resulted in authorities obtaining 60 search warrants in New Jersey, New York, and Florida. Additionally, investigators reportedly seized more than $3 million in cash and properties. Moreover, the massive investigation allegedly uncovered ties to organized crime.
The investigation culminated in the arrests of 14 suspects, 10 of whom were named by police. The suspects were charged with a variety of criminal offenses, including promoting gambling, possession of gambling records, and money laundering.
Most of the named suspects live in New York; one suspect is from West Palm Beach, Florida.
After being arrested and charged, all of the suspects were arraigned in Clarkstown, New York. They were later released from custody with pending court dates.
To learn more, access the NJ.com article entitled “N.Y. Police Say 14 Arrested Were Part of Lucrative Gambling Ring with Bergen County Ties.”