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"Going After Web Gambling a Challenge


"Going After Web Gambling a Challenge

The Associated Press
Friday, August 4, 2006; 9:20 AM

ST. LOUIS -- When federal prosecutor Marty Woelfle went before a judge this week to lay out her case against an online gambling firm, she faced a daunting legal challenge from the company. No one bothered to show up.

There would seem to be good reason for BetOnSports PLC to send attorneys to Missouri. The firm is facing a 22-count indictment on fraud and racketeering charges filed in St. Louis. The chief executive is in jail, and the company faces a restraining order barring it from operating in the United States.

But with headquarters in Costa Rica and other offices in Antigua, BetOnSports was advised it didn't have to respond to charges filed in a U.S. court, Woelfle told U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson. ".................


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KonformthismfsComment by Konformthismfs - August 4, 2006, 3:10 pm
Amazing how one part of the government wants to shut down, lock up and throw away the key on one foreign company that takes bets from americans. Then a different part of the government allows another foreign company (Lottomatica) to take over a large share of the US lottery's, which in turn will be taking bets from americans. I'm sure wire transfers will be involved with the winnings one way or another. I know we are a nation of laws, but more and more it appears the "Law" is only enforced when and where they choose...
konaneComment by konane - August 4, 2006, 3:17 pm
Seems that way, doesn't it. Read a comment on another site that credit card companies are sponsoring this law, that banks pushed through tougher bankruptcy laws that went into effect about a year ago . Looks like the Illuminati's been working overtime lately to keep from losing more money. Maybe there's a behind the scenes struggle between them and the mafia and all this is shaking out due to it.

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