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July 24, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                          

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COSME LOPEZ
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TUCSON MAN SENTENCED TO 135 MONTHS FOR DEFRAUDING OVER 1,600 PEOPLE

TUCSON, Ariz. – On July 23, 2013, Anthony Mark Boscarino, 47, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson to 135 months. Boscarino pleaded guilty January 23 and February 27, 2013 to 43 crimes including fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.

            Boscarino was involved in multiple frauds using his internet sports handicapping site which operated under several names including Mike’s Lock Club.  He solicited victims to invest in gambling junkets to Las Vegas, in an oil well project in Louisiana, in Collateralized Mortgage Obligations and several other scams.  He was ordered to pay restitution of $6.5 million to the 1,685 victims of his fraudulent activity and $1.3 million in unpaid taxes for 2009. The court also ordered a $4.8 million money judgment against him and forfeited several of his cars and bank accounts.

The investigation in this case was conducted by Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations Division. The prosecution was handled by Wallace H. Kleindienst and John R. Evans, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, Tucson.

CASE NUMBER:            CR- 10-01942-PCT-CKJ
RELEASE NUMBER:     2013-058_Boscarino

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