Three Americans were charged in their country for operating a sports betting website from Costa Rica.
Christopher Anthony Miller and Russell were accused on Tuesday by the US Attorney’s Office in Mississipi for the crime of conspiracy to transmit wagering information.
On the other hand, Kenneth Schmitt, a bookmaker, pleaded guilty in December. He remains on bail, while waiting for the sentence to be known in March.
Apparently, Schmitt came to Costa Rica repeatedly to oversee the operation of the centers responsible for coordinating bets.
The group used a network of agents to monitor groups of players and bet websites protected by passwords, which were established for routine bets,”
say the court documents.
According to the investigation, Miller was involved in the alleged crimes from 2009 to April 2016, while Anthony remained connected during April 2014 and Schmitt would have operated between 2009 and May 2014.
Several allegations were filed in other areas of the nation in which prosecutors announced the disintegration of online sportsbook rings in the United States and Costa Rica. Some have been operating in the US through screens involving money laundering, the use of loans and extortion,”
reported the press.
In Costa Rica, online sports betting sites are not illegal, but they are in the US, where the activities take place.
Currently, the American Betting Association seeks that the authorities of that country make flexible rules for the development of sports bets. According to the group, this will discourage the development of illegal activities.