8 Arrested in South Florida for Running Sports Betting Ring Tied to Mob

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Gilbert Horowitz
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8 Arrested in South Florida for Running Sports Betting Ring Tied to Mob

A multi-million dollar sports betting ring with ties to the Genovese Crime family has been busted by Broward County Police in South Florida.

Eight men were arrested as a result of the investigation, including a 66-year-old grandfather.

According to police, the others arrested in South Florida include Allan Klein, of Margate, and his son Darren Klein, of Coral Springs. Also Michael Dangelo, of Pompano Beach, and Erik Bishop, of Parkland. And from Boca Raton, Thomas Cuce, Joseph Petrolino and Devon Shaimi.  

Other related arrests in New York include: Jonathan Klein, Michael Palazzolo, Robert Aulicino, Williams Robbins, James Hayman, Gerardo Dimatteo, Benjamin Reiss, Frank Giordano, Carmine Potenza, Harry Floershiem, Thoma Feeney, Brian Kelly, Richard Simko, Richard Lacava, Eric Wachter, John Tognino, and Robert Wisiak.

Daniel Pagano, son of the late Genovese Crime leader Luco Pagano, was also captured in the New York City area.

“Criminal networks like these may not seem dangerous to the public," Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said in a statement. "But it is activity such as this that leads to violence and fuels organized crime throughout the country."

The business was estimated to have taken in $4 million.  An investigation is ongoing.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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