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Brothers jailed for running Macho Sports illegal betting operation

12th August 2015 2:04 pm GMT

US authorities have jailed two brothers for their role in leading an illegal international gambling operation which used the internet and toll-free telephone lines to accept high-stakes sports bets from customers across California.

Jan Harald Portocarrero and Erik Portocarrero were both arrested in June 2013 following a two-year investigation which saw the FBI employ wiretaps and undercover agents to infiltrate the organization and uncover the defendants’ illegal gambling and extortionate debt collection [...]

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