Lombardo’s sentenced for involvement in gambling ring
Running an online gambling service in the United States is illegal so when Francisco Lombardo and Kimberlie Lombardo were caught working with an illegal operation they were arrested and recently sentenced for their actions.

Both Lombardo’s pled guilty to their crimes which included processing wire transfers through Western Union and banks as well as helping organize the gambling project. Both guilty parties were alleged to have been low level operatives in the gambling operation. Both were found to be allegedly unaware of the Wire Wager Act and they were simply taking orders from their boss.

Seven people were arrested in this operation including Richard Carson-Selman, Tina Hill and Henry Bankey. Baron and Count Lombardo were also arrested and all were charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and racketeering.

The gambling operation was laundering money for online sports books. The funds would land in Utah based companies and then it would be shipped throughout the world. From 2000 to 2007 the group had collected over $150 million in proceeds.

- 2010-01-21


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