Investigation into Bergen County NJ Sports Betting Ring Culminates in Several Arrests
Authorities arrested 14 people who allegedly participated in a sports gambling ring which reached New Jersey, New York, and Florida.
Rockland County NY prosecutors said that the gambling operation, which involved illegal betting on both professional sports and collegiate sports, generated several million dollars over a period of 16 months.
A number of law enforcement agencies took part in the massive investigation. This included the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which actually conducted its own investigation into the gambling ring earlier this year. That investigation resulted in two New Jersey residents being charged with crimes.
The recent investigation resulted in the arrests of 14 people. The arrests were made after authorities obtained approximately 60 search warrants throughout New Jersey, New York, and Florida. According to authorities, police seized more than $3 million in cash and property as a result of the investigation.
Among the named suspects who were arrested were several people from New York and one person from West Palm Beach, FL.
The suspects face a number of different criminal charges, including promoting gambling, possession of gambling records, and money laundering.
The suspects were all arraigned in Clarkstown, NY. After the arraignment, they were released from custody with pending court dates.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “N.Y. Police Say 14 Arrested Were Part of Lucrative Gambling Ring with Bergen County Ties.”