Three Florida Men Convicted in Connection With Legends Sports Case

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Gilbert Horowitz
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Three Florida Men Convicted in Connection With Legends Sports Probe

Three individuals from Florida have been convicted in Oklahoma City for their role in running what federal prosecutors called a billion dollar illegal sports betting enterprise run out of Panama City, Panama. 

The business in question, Legends Sports, was one of the first to begin operating out of Costa Rica before moving to Panama in 2002.  The investigation, which is said to have stemmed from an unrelated drug case out of New York state, spanned from 2003 to 2013 when indictments were handed down against a few dozen individuals.

Officials say 50-year-old Paul Francis Tucker, 50-year-old Luis Robles and Zapt Electrical Sales, Inc., were found guilty Tuesday of racketeering, conducting an illegal gambling business and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Also, 58-year-old Christopher Lee Tanner was convicted of conducting an illegal gambling ring in the cases.

Sentencing was to take place in 90 days.

- Gilbert Horowitz,

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