More than 50 charged in illegal online gambling scheme

Posted on: 3:41 pm, April 10, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:51pm, April 10, 2013

Okla. Federal Court

OKLAHOMA CITY – Thirty-four people, including eight Oklahomans, and 23 corporations have been indicted and accused of operating a $1 billion illegal sports bookmaking business.

According to the indictment unsealed Wednesday, since 2003, the defendants ran an illegal sports gambling site that operated under the name Legendz Sports.

More on full indictment seeking forfeiture of $1 billion

If convicted, the defendants face up to 55 years in prison on the multiple charges including racketeering, money laundering and for operating an illegal gambling business.

The indictment is also seeking the forfeiture of the at least $1 billion in profit, an airplane and other vehicles.

All defendants listed in Legendz Sports lawsuit:

1. BARTICE ALAN KING (a/k/a “Luke” “Cool”) 42 Spring, TX
2. SERENA MONEEQUE KING 43 Spring, TX
3. SPIROS ATHANAS (a/k/a “The Greek”) 53 Gilford, NH
4. ROBERT JOSEPH ROLLY (a/k/a “Bob”) 79 Key West, FL
5. KASSANDRA BATES 43 Panama
(a/k/a “Sandra” “Sandra Teresita Vargas Farrier”)
6. WILLIAM JAMES BATES 59 Panama
(a/k/a “Bill” “Billy” “Wild Bill”)
7. EDWARD LOUIS BUONANNO 50 Spring, TX
(a/k/a “Gooch” “Bubbles”)
8. KORY ELWIN KORALEWSKI (a/k/a “Ski”) 42 Parker, CO
9. MAXIMILLIAN MCLAREN MANGUS (a/k/a “Max”) 34 Panama
10. MARIA ROJAS 36 Panama
(a/k/a “Mary North” “Mary Isabel Rojas Mata”)
11. ARTURO GARCIA JIMENEZ 41 Panama
12. RIGOBERTO NOLAN (a/k/a “Rigoberto Nolan Forbes”) 53 Panama
13. JAVIER ESPINOSA (a/k/a “Javier Espinosa Jimenez”) 37 Panama
14. DAVID GORDON 75 Canada
15. JAMES FRANKLIN ACKER, III, 54 Moore, OK
(a/k/a “Frank” “Frank The Bank”)
16. TERRY LEE CAMPBELL (a/k/a “Top Cat” “Gato”) 70 Lake Ozark, MO
17. RALPH GEORGE HERNANDEZ 73 Pleasanton, CA
(a/k/a “Georgie”“Rico”)18. DEREK EDWARD HEWITT (a/k/a “D”) 52 Altamonte Springs, FL
19. MICHAEL CASEY LAWHORN 47 Longwood, FL
(a/k/a “Fat Mikey” “Big Mike”)
20. JOSEPH MICHAEL MCFADDEN 56 Longwood, FL
(a/k/a “Joe” “Roll Tide”)
21. BRUCE LANDEN MIDDLEBROOK 44 Edmond, OK
(a/k/a “Jose” “Jose C”)
22. GREGORY WILSON ROBERTS (a/k/a “Patchman”) 54 Gadsden, AL
23. CHRISTOPHER LEE TANNER 56 Sarasota, FL
(a/k/a “CT” “Limo” “Tan” “Magic” )
24. PAUL FRANCIS TUCKER (a/k/a “Paul”) 48 Mount Dora, FL
25. ROBERT C. VANETTEN, JR. 51 Moore, OK
(a/k/a “Bob” “Fbobv” “Bingo Bob”)
26. ROBERT PAUL WILSON (a/k/a “Big Dog” “Cliff”) 65 Rancho Murieta, CA
27. LEON MARK MORAN, II 52 Kingsburg, CA
(a/k/a Makavelli” “Mastiff”)
28. NEIL JOHN MYLER (a/k/a “Bono”) 53 Houston, TX
29. LUIS ROBLES (a/k/a “Big Lou”) 48 St. Beach, FL
30. DAVID LYNN ROSS (a/k/a “OB” Obie”) 51 Choctaw, OK
31. JAMES LESTER ACKER (a/k/a “Les”) 30 Moore, OK
32. KELLY JAMES DORN 51 Oklahoma City, OK
33. TODD WILLIAM HOSS 47 Norman, OK
34. ROBERT ANTHONY LAY (a/k/a/ “Tony”) 48 Moore, OK
35. MAGNA TOURS, INC. Registered in Panama
36. DATA SUPPORT SERVICES, S.A. Registered in Panama
37. LEGENDZ GAMING CORP. Registered in Panama38. GRUPO LEGENDZ, S.A Registered in Panama
39. OMNI GROUP INTERNATIONAL CORP. Registered in Panama
40. GLOBAL DATA PAYMENT SERVICES, S.A. Registered in Panama
41. JR GROUP, INC. Registered in Panama
42. DSS INTERNATIONAL CORP. Registered in Panama
43. UDS INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE, INC. Registered in Panama
44. INVESTMENT CONSULTING SERVICES (ICS), S.A. Registered in Panama
45. OLMOS OVERSEAS, LTD. Registered in Panama
46. REGENCY COMMERCIAL LIMITADA Registered in Costa Rica
47. STARTING 5, LLC Registered in Texas
48. INTERNATIONAL GOLDSTORE CORP. Registered in Panama
49. TEN GRANDCHILDREN FOUNDATION _________________
50. DIGILUME, INC. Registered in Panama
51 PROGRAM ADVISORS, INC. Registered in Panama
52. ZAPT ELECTRICAL SALES, INC. Registered in Florida
53. PLPA AND ASSOCIATES, INC. Registered in Florida
54. CAN-AM, LLC Registered in Colorado
55. ZIMA HOLDINGS, LLC Registered in Texas
56. 6 MONKEYS S. DE R. L Registered in Belize
57. STARLINK INVESTISSEMENTS, INC. Registered in Panama

The public is reminded that the indictment is merely an accusation and that the defendants are each presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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