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On the 22nd of November 2022, a Florida man was sentenced to 36 months in prison, with an order to serve three years of supervised release, and pay $938,000 in restitution to the United States for conspiring to defraud the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in connection with his ownership and operation of illegal gambling businesses in the Canton, Ohio area.

As emerges from the U.S. Justice Department statement, the businessman, along with other co-conspirators, owned and operated two illegal gambling businesses, Skilled Shamrock and Redemption, from 2009 through 2018.

In particular, he admitted to conspiring with the other owners to defraud the IRS by filing false tax returns that omitted the cash income he received from illegal gambling. Although in 2013, he stopped participating in the business activities of the illegal gambling businesses, between 2013 and 2018, he continued to receive his share of the profits from it, in cash, even though he no longer was a declared owner of the enterprises. As a result, he did not report to the IRS more than $2 million in income.

Download the Northern District of Ohio Indictment of the 7th of July 2022:

USA Indictment Tax Crime and Gambling (July 2022)
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Access the U.S. Justice Department statement of the 20th of July 2022:

Access the U.S. Justice Department statement of the 22nd of November 2022:


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