Illegal sports gambling arrest

Illegal sports gambling arrest


LEGAL HERE IN INDIANA. BUT A HANCOCK COUNTY MAN IS IN BIG TROUBLE.. FOR WHAT PROSECUTORS SAY HE DID.. BEFORE GAMBLING WAS ALLOWED. JENNIE RUNEVITCH HAS A LOOK AT HOW POLICE BUSTED HIM.. AND HOW MUCH MONEY THEY SAY HE WAS MAKING BY TAKING SPORTS BETS — INCLUDING ON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES. WE’RE TALKING A LOT OF MONEY, JOHN. ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS.. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.. IN A GAMBLING OPERATION WITH CLIENTS IN EIGHT DIFFERENT CENTRAL INDIANA COUNTIES. HERE’S A LOOK AT THE SUSPECT. 46-YEAR-OLD BRET WELLS OF NEW PAL. HE’S FACING SIX FELONIES.. IN CONNECTION TO THIS CASE. PROSECUTORS SAY BETWEEN JANUARY 2016 AND MAY 2019.. WELLS TOOK MORE THAN 176-THOUSAND BETS. THOSE ADDED UP TO MORE THAN 17-MILLION DOLLARS.. AND WELLS.. IS ACCUSED OF MAKING MORE THAN 1-POINT-8 MILLION DOLLARS IN PROFITS. PROSECUTORS SAY HE HAD TWO WEBSITES AND SEVEN AGENTS WORKING FOR HIM. THE INDIANA GAMING COMMISSION BUSTED HIM.. WITH SURVEILLANCE AND THROUGH A FORMER BUSINESS PARTNER. THEY TRACKED HIS TRUCK.. AND HIS TEXT MESSAGES. APPARENTLY THEY ALSO WITNESSED THE ACCUSED BOOKIE.. GOING TO BARS IN INDIANAPOLIS.. MEETING UP WITH CLIENTS.. AND COLLECTING THEIR CASH. AND IT WASN’T JUST BOXING, BASKETBALL, HORSE-RACING AND N- F-L GAMES PEOPLE WERE BETTING ON. PROSECUTORS SAY WELLS EVEN TOOK BETS ON HIGH SCHOOL GAMES. SPECIFICALLY – THE NEW PAL DRAGONS – A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL TEAM. WELLS IS ACCUSED OF OFFERING TO PLACE BETS ON THE HIGH SCHOOL’S PLAYOFF GAMES LAST YEAR. AGAIN – HE’S ACCUSED OF DOING ALL OF THIS BEFORE SPORTS BETTING WAS LEGALIZED. BUT GAMBLING ON HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS – IS STILL ILLEGAL IN INDIANA. ANDREA AND JOHN? THE INDIANAPOLIS

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