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Rochester man pleads guilty to conspiracy involving illegal gambling ring

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U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced that Louis P. Ferrari, II, 42, of Rochester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transmit wagering information in interstate commerce and conduct an illegal gambling business. The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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Between April 2019 and April 2021, Ferrari conspired with Dominic Sprague, Anthony Amato, Tomasso Sessa, Joseph Lombardo, Jeffrey Boscarino, James Civiletti, and others to operate an illegal bookmaking business with a daily revenue of approximately $2,000. Ferrari and Amato managed accounts on the betting website sport700.com for placing and tracking bets on sports events.

The investigation involved multiple agencies, including Homeland Security Investigations, the IRS, New York State Police, Greece Police Department, and Rochester Police Department, with support from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. Sentencing is scheduled for August 7, 2024, before Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.