Feds: Mississippi Man faces charge in illegal sports betting case

FILE PHOTO - In this Jan. 27, 2015, file photo, Super Bowl proposition bets are displayed on a board (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Court records show a South Mississippi man faces prosecution in an illegal sports betting enterprise involving internet-based sports books in Costa Rica and the United States.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2gTsFo1) Kenneth Schmitt, accused of committing his crimes in Diamondhead and Biloxi, is set for an initial appearance Dec. 20 in federal court.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged Schmitt in a bill of information alleging he transmitted wagering information for 4 1/2 years, from September 2008 through May 2014.

It’s unclear if Schmitt was placing bets, accepting bets, or providing information on access to the sports books.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

 

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