Rochester N.Y.- Three men facing money laundering and other charges alleged to have operated illegal gambling business worth millions of dollars.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says , Paul Borrelli and Joseph Ruff ,both of Rochester, and Mark Ruff of Connecticut, have been operating an illegal gambling business involving sports betting that utilized multiple offshore gambling websites.
Authorities say the men provided betters with accounts and passwords to the offshore sites that allowed them to place wagers on sporting events. Then betters settled their wagers in face-to-face meetings, drop-offs at a residence or at the Marina Bar which is owned by Borrelli and Ruff.
Borrelli, faces 12 counts of money laundering, two counts of depositing gambling proceeds into business accounts, and ten counts of interstate financial transactions.
Joseph Ruff facing similar charges including ten counts of money laundering.
Police say they seized over $80,000 in gambling proceeds during the bust.
They will be in court next Tuesday to answer the charges.