Indictment Charges Four With Running Illegal Gambling Operation
PHILADELPHIA – An indictment was unsealed today in Philadelphia charging Anthony Gifoli, 65, Frank Tulino, 66, Vincent Simoni, 64, and James Matteis, 58, all of Philadelphia, with conducting an illegal gambling business, announced U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger, Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Edward J. Hanko.
According to the indictment, Gifoli, Tulino, Simoni, and Matteis operated a sports bookmaking operation in Philadelphia from January 27, 2009 through November 1, 2010. All of the defendants were arrested yesterday.
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The case is being investigated by the FBI and the New Jersey State Police. It is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney John S. Han of the Criminal Division’s Organized Crime and Gang Section.
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