Home News Podcasts and Radio Gotcha Most Recent
RSS feed
File type: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (audio/mpeg)
Track length: 01:00 (mm:ss)

Illegal Internet Gambling

04/30/2015
 

Mollie Halpern: Bad luck for two brothers who were bookies in an illegal Internet gambling business involving professional athletes. Joseph and Mark Ruff received prison sentences for running the Rochester, New York-based organized crime operation. They used offshore websites to accept wagers on sports games from clients across the U.S. and Canada. FBI Special Agent Matthew Allen…

Matthew Allen: As a result of the search warrants conducted on the websites, we identified total wagers by clients of approximately $78 million over a 15-month period.

Halpern: The brothers concealed millions of dollars in proceeds and extorted money from a NHL professional athlete.

To uncover the brothers’ crimes, the FBI and its law enforcement partners used cyber investigative tools in this joint case.

Allen: Criminals are becoming far more advanced and technical. As they evolve and become more sophisticated, we’re forced to do the same thing as investigators.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the FBI with Gotcha, the Bureau’s closed case of the week.

09.02.10

Podcasts and Radio

We currently offer four podcast shows, all of which are also aired on the radio.

insidethefbi.jpg Inside the FBI
Current show | Archives
fbithisweek.jpg FBI This Week
Current show | Archives
gotchapodcasts.jpg Gotcha
Current show | Archives
wanted.jpg Wanted by the FBI
Current show | Archives