Eleven people are indicted for a conspiracy involving money laundering through an illegal gambling business. The indictment is for operating an illegal gambling business as well as conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.
The suspects are Stephen Bellipario, Joseph Fowles, Amir Hugh Robinson, Anthony Pinialis, Clinton Reider, Thomas Reed, James Ovens, Michael Tutolo, Maurey Presser, Alan Bambic, and Ralph Robertson.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice consider identifying fraudulent schemes a priority. To safeguard the country’s financial system, they partner with other agencies committed to this purpose, such as the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Secret Service.
The IRS Criminal Investigation is unraveling the complex scheme that reached internationally and included a gambling website, PremierPerHead.com, based in Costa Rica. Proceeds from this website were allegedly laundered. Thousands of dollars in cash were seized from the homes of bookmakers.