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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Monday, July 12, 2021

Gates Mills Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Bookmaking Conspiracy

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that William Mangelluzzi, 48, of Gates Mills, Ohio, pleaded guilty in federal court today to a Bill of Information charging him for his role in a conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business and attempted income tax evasion.

According to court documents, Mangelluzzi, together with Thomas Reed, 48, of Kirtland Hills, Ohio, and others, owned and operated an illegal gambling business in the Northern District of Ohio.  Court records state that Mangelluzzi, a former gambling client of Reed, conspired together with Reed and others in order to conceal the proceeds of the gambling business and make them appear legitimate.  In addition, Mangelluzzi deposited large sums of cash into bank accounts and conducted other transactions with Reed and others in order to evade income tax liability.

Reed previously pleaded guilty to a Bill of Information for his role in the conspiracy.

Mangelluzzi’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum, and in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations.  This case is being prosecuted by Criminal Chief Robert Bulford and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alejandro Abreu. 

Financial Fraud
Daniel Ball
Updated July 12, 2021