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April 27, 2011

Boston, Mass. - An Information was filed charging ADAM HART, WILLIAM NEOFTISTOS and TIMOTHY REARDON with operating an illegal gambling business and conspiring to obstruct a Massachusetts State Police investigation into their activities. All the defendants have agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with the government’s investigation.

HART and NEOFOTISTOS are charged in a two count Information with operating an illegal gambling business and obstruction of a state law enforcement investigation. REARDON is charged in the same Information with operating an illegal gambling business.

The Information alleges that HART, 84 of Dennisport, NEOFOTISTOS, 60 of Dennisport and REARDON, 32 of Barnstable operated an illegal gambling business from approximately 2000 through 2009. HART and NEOFOTISTOS allegedly conspired in late December 2006 through May 2007 to obstruct an investigation into their criminal activities by a state law enforcement agency. The Information also alleges forfeiture of more than $750,000.

In addition, HART, NEOFOTISTOS and REARDON have agreed to plead guilty to the charges and cooperate with the government’s ongoing investigation.

If convicted, each defendant faces up to five years in prison on each count to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The defendants have also agreed to the forfeiture alleged in the Information.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Colonel Marian McGovern, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office conducted the initial investigation and referred the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Fred M. Wyshak, Jr. and Robert A. Fisher of Ortiz’s Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.

The details in the Information are allegations. The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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